Terra cotta army and horses, Xian, China

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The lighting conditions for this picture were extremely difficult and a long exposure was required with, preferably a tripod or definitely a resting place for the camera. The picture shows just a very tiny part of the main hall which, to give you an idea of size, is probably in excess of the dimensions of an aircraft hanger. The Warriors stand in long lines, they all have different faces and their hairstyle denotes the rank that they hold in the army. It is one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th Century with the work still ongoing at this site. It is difficult to grasp just how old the whole area is.