Created to guard the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 246 BC, this is one of China's most memorable sights. Discovered in 1974, the soldiers rest in three massive vaults, the largest consisting of more than 1,000 figures in battle formation. The figures each stand about five feet tall. Each head and face is different, and the mass produced bodies are clad in knee-length battle tunics. The soldiers once carried actual weapons, including swords, spears, and crossbows that have long since been plundered.
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China - Terra Cotta Warriors