"Bing-ma-yong (Terracotta Warriors)" Terracotta Army Tip by wandering360
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A huge army of statues of Emperor Qin ShiHuang's Warriors and Horses were buried in a small town near Xi'an. One of the pits was accidentally discovered in 1974 by a peasant digging a well.
The peasant can now been seen in the corner of a small museum elsewhere in the town selling autographed postcards. Sadly, few people recognise him from the large photos of him hanging on the adjacent walls. It's not a very interesting museum but if you happened to be there, keep an eye out for him and buy a souvenir once you've seen his photograph. It should make his day. (Supposedly, it was US President Clinton who suggested that the peasant should capitalise on his fame on a state visit to China.)
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