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Even as he conquered rival kingdoms to create the first united Chinese empire in 221 B.C., China's First Emperor Qin Shihuang ordered the building of a glorious underground palace complex, mirroring his imperial capital near present-day Xi'an, that would last for an eternity.
New methods have been unveiled to help preserve ancient relics, such as China's world-renowned Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000.
On the heels of their last joint venture, The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California and The Houston Museum of Natural Science have marshaled a new army for display, Warriors, Tombs, and Temples : Chinaâ€™s Enduring Legacyâ€”opening at the Bowers Museum in celebration of Chinese National Day on Oct.
MIAMI, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miniature art found by researcher David Xavier Kenney on a one-of-a-kind jade and iron Ritual Dao (Chopping) Sword from the Warring States period may give the first real clues about the origin of the mysterious Sanxingdui, who existed from the 12th to the 11th c.
More clay figures of high-ranking officers may be revealed in the renewed excavation of China's famous terra cotta army, archaeologists said. A third phase of excavation is to begin Saturday on the largest of three pits containing the terra cotta army in Xian, in northwest China, China Daily reported Friday. The life-sized soldier and horse statues date from 210 B.C.
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