Part of a monumental necropolis dedicated to China's first emporer, the Terra-Cotta Warriors were rediscovered in 1974 by Chinese farmers digging a well. Since 1974, more than 600 pits have been unearthed over a 22-mile area; in addition to the clay soldiers, Qin Shi Huangdi's underground royal court included bronze waterfowl, terra-cotta musicians and acrobats for entertainment, as well as clay officials to keep everyone on track.
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Read more about the Terra-Cotta warriors in Smithsonian magazine.