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New Terracotta Warriors Unveiled in China

By June 13, 2012

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Terracotta warriors in Xi'an China guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi

Chinese archaeologists have unveiled a trove of almost 120 new terracotta warriors in Xi'an, along with thirty different figures described as "acrobats and entertainers." They also found a painted shield that still had vivid pigments on it, the first of its kind discovered.

The warriors and other terracotta figures guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor to unify much of what is now China. He was buried in an extremely elaborate mausoleum over 2,200 years ago.

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