Fast Fact Monday

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Quick: What is a tarpan?
Answer: An extinct horse. To learn about their relevance in relation to the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, read on.

1.) Although it has never been excavated, the emperor’s burial chamber is thought to be 33-44 yards (30-40 meters) below the original ground level.
2.) Emperor Qin’s living warriors wore armor was made from overlapping plates probably made of lacquered leather representing fish scale designs.
3.) There are no female soldiers because women were not allowed in the Chinese army.
4.) The horses with the chariots are tarpans, a small horse that is now extinct.
5.) Not only are there terra cotta warriors, but also other types of figures- civil officials, musicians, and acrobats.


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