What impressed me most, on first sight, was the depth to which they were buried. If you have ever had to did a 6 feet deep grave, you will appreciate how much work that requires! No wonder they needed 700,000 workers. So the soldiers are here to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang; - and also uncovered they have discovered Officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians - well of course he would need these.
What is staggering is the amount of details on the statues. They say that no 2 faces are identical, and all were magnificently painted in vivid multi colors. If you look at Wiki. online, they have pictures of these.
But what impresses me most is that all, that's what they say, clay statues were smashed to pieces when the following Emperor ripped off the top soil covering, and took most of the weapons for his battles, - and had his soldiers break everything in sight. Now they are restored! Only the Chinese could have done this! Well done.
Brian, from Perth. W.Australia.
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