07 March 2008

Terracotta's soldier

One of the finest statue of Terracotta's soldier in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China - 2004

traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; pinyin: bīngmǎ yǒng; literally "soldier and horse funerary statues") or Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a collection of 8,099 larger-than-life Chinese terra cotta figures of warriors, horses, acrobats and other figures located near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng líng).

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta_Army