A farmer was digging a well for water in 1974. It was a very dry year. He unearthed one of the greatest discoveries of my lifetime.
You really need to see pit 1 of the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum. Here are my pictures, but they don’t fully capture how amazing this active archaeological site is.
The building is over 250 yards long – more than 2 football fields.
Site of the well the farmer was digging
New section they recently started digging out more warriors
I wonder if the people who created the warriors and buried them could have imagined our interest in them now.
The chariots didn’t survive- the empty space behind the horses
Terra cotta warriors- a very, very difficult puzzle!