Fast Fact Monday

Quick here is a test…..
Q: How many face shapes were used in casting the terra cotta warriors?
A: See fast fact #5

1. Pit 2 housed the cavalry with armored cavalrymen standing in front of their horses, war chariots drawn by four horses, and a group of archers and foot soldiers.
2. The ground and wall surfaces of the pits were reinforced with thick layers of rammed earth to make them as hard as concrete.
3. The warriors were mostly built from the bottom up. The base and feet were solidly constructed to provide the necessary support for the body.
4. Scholars have identified ten basic face shapes, which suggests that at least ten face molds were being used.
5. The warrior’s armor covered the torso, the waist, and sometimes the shoulders and arms.


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