Fast Fact Monday

Use today, the first of June, as a perfect opportunity to begin boning up on warrior facts. As people get more and more excited to see the figures, you’ll want to be the one with the fast facts on the tip of your tongue.

1. The warriors were first discovered in 1974 by local villagers in Xian, China.
2. Scholars estimate that there are over 7,000 life-size figures of soldiers, charioteers, archers and cavalrymen. Only about 1,000 have been excavated.
3. It took workers 36 years to produce the army meant to protect the Emperor in the afterlife.
4. The clay for the figures came from Lishan, the mountain near the emperor’s tomb.
5. The average weight of a warrior is about 440 pounds (200 kilos) and the average height is 5’9” (1.8 meters).


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