I think most people have seen photos of the tomb of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang Di. Here is a blog that I found with some very good photos and information about it. It is called the most spectacular archaeological find of the twentieth century. Qin Shi Huang Di began his reign in China in 221 B.C. at the age of thirteen.
Quotes from the blog:
“Thousands and thousands of life size clay warriors stand in silent and eternal defense”.
“One of the most amazing things about the clay soldiers is the fact that they are not all the same. They have different clothes, facial expressions, hair styles and weapons. There are generals, officers and ordinary soldiers, young and old alike. The figures are made of terracotta which is a fine gray clay.”
What must it have been like for the person (archaelogist) who stumbled upon this? Who unearthed the first head and started digging….and then became more and more excited. Imagine.