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2012-06-13 14:32:22

Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000.

2011-08-03 00:00:29

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 : China’s Enduring Legacy—opening at the Bowers Museum in celebration of Chinese National Day on Oct.

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2009-06-12 10:56:05

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.

2009-02-22 16:03:16

A sculpture thought to be a Renaissance work has been uncovered at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, N.Y., site officials say. Museum Executive Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart said an 8-foot-tall terra cotta Madonna and child was found behind a basement wall by a restoration curator, Newsday


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