This is one of the few warriors that was not damaged.
We loved this exhibit and I hope you love the few photos I'm sharing.
These warriors are spectacular! Does this mass of people
remind you a little of the Beijing Olympics?
I hope you know that you're supposed
to click on these images to enlarge them! I even enjoy enlarging these
is in the heartlands of early Chinese civilization. The Zhou dynasty -
dating from the 11th century BC was established here, and followed by
the state of Qin, which unified the land. The Silk Road, linking China
to Central Asia started here.
could have spent days at this incredible exhibit. It's really a small
miracle that these figures were found at this time in history when they
could be preserved.
you see that these figures were originally painted. As soon as they were
exposed to the elements the paint deteriorated.
archer is another figure that was found intact. Beautiful, don't you
I'm sure you've noticed that all the faces are
figures are in the process of being restored. I was very happy to see
what a beautiful job the archeologists are doing to restore these
warriors. It's quite impressive - especially considering that most all
of the figures were severely damaged.
just added these last few in case you're like I am and can't get enough
of these fabulous figures.