1. Orpheus Eye says:

    What an intense exhibit! What’s the deal with these statue-warrirors? Were they made to protect someone’s afterlife or to stop negative energetic forces in the unseen world; do the statues represent actual soldiers that once lived and this representation retells an intense moment before battle? – Thanks for posting this!


    • The emperor who ordered those soldiers to be built wanted an army to fight wars against his enemies in the afterlife. Each terracotta warrior was modeled on an actual soldier from his real army, and that’s why each of the figures has individual facial features of a real person… living 2,200 years ago. The emperor believed that upon the death of the actual soldiers, their souls would enter the terracotta effigies. It’s a real story and the soldiers are a breath-taking sight – there are over 6,000 of them and still more waiting to be uncovered. Thank you very much for your comment 🙂


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