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Transcript of Terracotta Statues
was discovered in the spring of 1974
in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an, Shaanxi
province by local farmers who were drilling
a water well 1.5 miles east of Mount Li. The figures vary in height, according to their role,
from 6.0-6.4ft. The generals being the tallest. They include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. The estimate for the three pits containing the Terracotta armies are 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses. The majority of which are still buried in pits. They're the horses and worriers of Qin Shi Haung, the 1st emperor of China. In 195 BC, Liu Bang-the first emperor of the dynasty that followed the Qin-had ordered that 20 households should move to the site of the mausoleum of the First Emperor of Qin to watch over the tomb. To this day, 20 houses sit in the immediate vicinity of the mausoleum, one of them the hamlet where the Yang family lived. According to historian Sima Qian, construction of the mausoleum began in 246 BC and involved 700,000 workers. Geographer Li Daoyuan, six centuries after the death of the First Emperor, explaind that Mount Li had been chosen as a site for its auspicious geology. It once had a gold mine on its north face and a Jade mine on its south face. Demonstrating not only its sacred value, but also how the tunnels had come to be dug in the first place. Qin Shi Huang was only 13 when construction began. He had specifically stated that no two soldiers be made alike. Liu Bang Qin Shi Huang Discovered around here.