Discover why many consider China’s First Emperor and his remarkable Terracotta Warriors the eight wonder of the world. I went to see this a few days ago at Discovery in Times Square so If you ended up missing the exhibit there’s no need to fret, Enjoy the video! Shot on my GH2 and sort of incognito mode so i could film most of it as is the case with these things.
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Each warrior stands 6 feet tall and is over 2,000 years old. The show also included a collection of more than 200 ancient treasures and artifacts. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits near by Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.