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2012-06-13 14:32:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000. The new finding suggests that Emperor Qinshihuang's terracotta army fell to arson and looting by the military leader who overthrew the First Emperor's dynasty. "We have found large quantities of red clay and charcoal along with holes for robbing in the major pit," Shen Maosheng, who is leading one of the teams, told...

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. 1, 2011 through March 4, 2012. (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 In 2009, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, along with other prestigious museums...

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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. and are part of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The majority of the figures found so far are...

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 reported Sunday. Restoration supervisor Peter Newman said he began searching the museum basement for the sculpture after seeing a photograph of it in a 1952 newspaper clipping. Hart said he...


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