China - Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

"No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Xian was the Western Gate to China of the Old Silk Route.

Postcard 1 - Terracotta Horse, Xian
Nice close up of horse in terracotta of Xian. Thanks to Jessie who visited China.




Postcard 2 - Terracotta Warriors
Nice postcard of this incredible clay figures of entire armies and other figures of the tomb of the First Emperor of China, Shih Huang Ti. Thanks to CYL for this cool card when she visited Xian.





Postcard 3




Postcard 4

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