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INTRODUCTION: This project concerns the terra-cotta army gradually being unearthed near the 2,200-year-old tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, outside the city of Xian. New excavations in Pit 2 reveal a garrison of some 1,400 pieces: archers, cavalry troops, charioteers, infantrymen, and horses. They are a manifestation of the first emperor's quest for immortality and eternal glory and power. ------ LEGEND: Infantrymen in Pit 1, facing east to counter enemy attack . One thousand have been restored to standing position, four abreast.
QIN SHI HUANG'S MUSEUM OF THE TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS AND HORSES, SHAANXI PROVINCE , PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
O. LOUIS MAZZATENTA/National Geographic Creative