Travel Photography Photos tagged as xi'an
(I find body bags just creepy on an archaeology site!)
Since its discovery in 1974, there has been continuous research at the site of the Terracotta Army - an archaeologist's dream surely!
The biggest pit of them all. Each soldier famously has different facial features and expressions to create the most life-like terracotta army possible.
This is why pit 2 is completely covered up - perhaps they anticipate a future technology where the original colours of the Terracotta Army can be preserved permanently in a way that we can view them.
You can clearly see the divisions
Covered up to preserve the colours
He looks like such a badass
Tourism industry in action.
Scott and Katie can be picked out.
Taken from up on the Big Goose Pagoda