16 Pictures of China’s Terracotta Army
Found in 1974 by farmers intending to dig a well, these terracotta figures went undiscovered, and mostly undamaged, for over 2,200 years. The Army consists of more than 8,000 warriors and 650 horses located in four different pits, the largest of which is the size of an American football field. They were created to defend the first Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, in the afterlife, and as many as 70,000 craftsmen were involved in the process. Pictures of the site show the warriors to be remarkably individual and expressive, and eternally prepared for battle.