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Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000.
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.
Chinese researchers say they have found a strange pyramid-shaped chamber while surveying the massive underground tomb of China's first emperor and theorize it was built as a passageway for his soul.
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