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More terracotta warriors unearthed in China

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Chinese archaeologists at work in the extended excavation of the Pit One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian, using delicate equipment to help preserve the detailed work in their original production more than 2,000 years ago, of the latest terracotta warrior find in Xian, China's Shaanxi province.

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Chinese archaeologists at work in the extended excavation of the Pit One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian, June 9, 2012.

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A terracotta warrior is unearthed at the excavation site inside the No.1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province, June 9, 2012.

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Chinese archaeologists at work in the extended excavation of the Pit One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian, as they measue and record the dimensions of the latest terracotta warrior find in Xian, China's Shaanxi province, June 9, 2012.

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Chinese archaeologists at work in the extended excavation of the Pit One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian, as they measue and record the dimensions of the latest terracotta warrior find in Xian, China's Shaanxi province, June 9, 2012.

 

Excavations in China have unearthed over 100 new terracotta warriors and other artifacts, at the Qin Shihuang Unesco World Heritage site in Shaanxi province.  The tomb, which was discovered by farmers in 1974 and has been under excavation since 2009, continues to turn up surprises for archaeologists.  They are currently working on their third major excavation and found colorfully painted relics, including a shield used by soldiers in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), painted red, green and white. Full story.

If you want to see them and you're not going to China, there is an exhibition of the terracotta warriors currently on display in New York City. Or you can visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester, England.

Story: How the terracotta warriors were nearly destroyed.