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8,000 reasons why you should visit Xi’an – The Army of Terracotta Warriors

June 14, 2015
Even if it used to be the capital of China for about 1,000 years spread out over 11 dynasties, Xi’an doesn’t represent a touristic attraction itself.

I don’t know how many tourists would have ended up here if it wasn’t for some pottery figurines discovered by mistake by three peasants digging a water well in 1974. Those figurines turned out to be the Great Terracotta Army, the most important historical discovery of modern China and one of the most significant archaeological excavations and cultural discoveries of the twentieth century.

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