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The Mausoleum of the First Qin (221-206 B.C.) Emperor in northwest China's Shaanxi Province is known the world over for its magnificent terracotta warriors and horses. Unearthed from the 2,000-square-meter excavated area in Pit One are eight wooden chariots; 32 terracotta horses pulling the chariots; 1,087 terracotta warriors; 486 bronze swords, lances, halberds, dagger-axes, hooks, crossbows and other weapons; 280 bundles of bronze arrowheads; 10,895 scattered arrowheads; and a large number of chariot and horse ornaments. These comprise a formidable army of chariot-equipped infantry designed to guard the mausoleum of the first emperor of a unified China.


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