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In 1974, a Chinese farmer unearthed the world famous Terracotta Warriors. They have since been excavated, & are enclosed in an Olympic stadium sized building. This is Pit 1, which is gigantic. There are 3 pits altogether.

Pit 1 contains 6,000 terra cotta warriors
Pit 2 contains 1,400 tc soldiers, & 64 chariots
Pit 3 contains 68 warriors & 1 chariot.
Pit 4 is empty, & the emperor, Qin Shi Huang, died before its completion.

http://www.travelchinatour.com/xian-china/tour-xian-terra-cotta-army.htm

I cannot remember if the archers were in Pit 2, or 3?

Tripods are banned inside the complex, & this was shot using the viewing platform rail, as a support.

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