Fast Facts on the Terra Cotta Warriors!

1.) The workers used ancient techniques of bronze casting, using complex ceramic molds, to create the clay army.
2.) Plans for the tomb were expanded after Emperor Qin united China in 221BC.
3.) The underground pits were developed in succession, one after another, rather than as part of a single plan.
4.) The emperor kept a private menagerie and hunting park, and the tomb contains wild animals and birds, each buried in a coffin.
5.) One pit contained a group of pottery figures of entertainers, wrestlers, and acrobats. Craftsmen created a sense of movement in these figures through lifelike gestures and diverse body types.


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