The kneeling archer is one kind of the armored infantryman. This warrior was unearthed from the center of the archer formation, which is in Pit 2. The pose of his hands suggests that this figure once held a crossbow. There were a total of 160 kneeling archers found in Pit 2.
Fascinating History in Xi'an, China August 21st 2008 In the early spring of 1974, local farmers - Peiyan Yang, Zhifa Yang, and Quanyi Yang - of XiYang village were drilling a series of wells in search of water. To their surprise, they discovered some pottery fragments and ancient bronze weapons.... no one ever expected that this accidental discovery would turn over a miraculous and brilliant leaf in history nor that it would unfold such a unique an ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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