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Not sure of the symbolism but it was interesting to see that there was even a terracotta 'animal keeper' made! Shame I couldn't have spent longer at that museum...
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.
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