New discovery of the terracotta army in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang: “Living like a real person”

Accordingly, in the 3rd excavation at the first hole at the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in Xi’an city (China), archaeologists have just discovered a new way to arrange the team of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. terracotta army.

In the past, the arrangement of the team at hole 1 was thought to be symmetrical along the north-south axis, centered on the 6th tunnel.

Mr. Shen Maosheng, a researcher at the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Tomb Museum, said: “This time, we have some groundbreaking discoveries. In the third excavation on an area of ​​more than 400 square meters, we noticed that the terracotta soldiers in front of the 8th tunnel were armed with long weapons, and the soldiers in the back were using bows and arrows.The same was true for the 9th tunnel. All the soldiers in the tunnels were 10th all hold long weapons”.

New discovery of the terracotta army in the tomb of Tan Thuy Hoang:

The researchers discovered the terracotta army was arranged in different hairstyles, costumes and weapons. Photo: CGTN

This expert also added that most of the terracotta warriors in the 11th tunnel used bows and arrows. Some of the warriors were armed with long weapons and were all commanders.

In particular, the research team also discovered a part of the pattern of the army’s arrangement at hole 1. For example, the front was filled with terracotta warriors wearing armor, which experts call the vanguard. On either side of the vanguard were terracotta warriors wearing scarves. All the terracotta warriors in the middle row have buns. Behind them is a statue of a soldier with a flat bun. The strange thing is Warriors with different hairstyles stand in different positions and may be responsible for separate missions during combat.

Through this arrangement, researchers can have more intuitive and specific understanding of the army.

“We want to publish the research as soon as possible so that more people can learn about the army,” said Shen Maosheng.

The Terracotta Army: Detecting Concussions in the 20th Century

In 1974, farmers near the city of Xi’an, Shaanxi province (in northwest China) made an extraordinary discovery. As a result, the terracotta army, part of a vast complex of tombs dedicated to Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, was unearthed. Researchers have found terracotta warriors at the foot of Le Son mountain.

New discovery of the terracotta army in the tomb of Tan Thuy Hoang:

Terracotta warriors in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang were first found in 1974. Photo: National Geographic

The terracotta army of more than 8,000 warriors was buried in pits far from the center of the mausoleum. When discovered and excavated for the first time, the warrior statues still retain the paint on their faces and costumes. According to experts, Not only the posture, costumes, and face of the statue are so alive that it looks like a living person.

New discovery of the terracotta army in the tomb of Tan Thuy Hoang:

Experts were surprised that the terracotta soldiers had lifelike faces. Photo: Historycollection

Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum is located in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. According to historian Sima Thien, this tomb was built by hundreds of thousands of people, lasted for nearly 40 years and completed around 208 BC. With an area 70 times larger than the Forbidden City, this is considered the largest private mausoleum in the world. The underground structures below the ground are still almost intact.

After inspecting the entire area and finding no holes indicating that grave robbers had ever broken in, some archaeologists believe that the central tomb containing the remains of emperor Qin Shi Huang has not yet been found. disturbed after thousands of years.

New discovery of the terracotta army in the tomb of Tan Thuy Hoang:

The central area of ​​the mausoleum, which contains the remains of emperor Qin Shi Huang, remains a great mystery that has yet to be discovered. Illustrated by Ancientorigins

Finding the terracotta army is still considered one of the biggest finds at the emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb. Until now, archaeologists and scientists are still making efforts to study the terracotta army as well as the secrets hidden inside the tomb of the first emperor in Chinese history.

Articles refer to the source: CGTN, SCMP

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