China 2009
The Terracotta Army at Xi’an
Over 2,000 years ago the first Chinese emperor built an army of 8,000 life-size soldiers, horses, chariots to protect him in the after-life. This army was accidentally discovered in 1974 in the ancient capital of Xi'an.

Photos by Ed Hedemann
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entrance to pit 1 overlooking the pit Ruth at pit 1
arriving at Pit 1 overview of Pit 1  
close up of two soldiers line of soldiers in pit horses and the rafters
horses with soldier close up of soldiers close up of soldiers
warrior in glass case close up of encased archer tread on archer's shoe
admirers looking at glass encased archer   what tread of an archer looked like 2000 years ago
horses drawing chariot giant warrior and modern child mini copies in museum shop
horses drawing a chariot giant warrior with modern
child . . . hmm
museum shop with mini-
Ruth with discoverer of the site getting out of the blistering sun The Clintons among the warriors
the farmer who discovered the site in 1974 autographs book for RUth getting out of the 100+ F blistering heat The Clintons visit the warriors in 1998 (from posted photo)