In 1974, next Xi’an
in Central China, villagers chanced upon what has become one of the
world’s most astonishing archaeological finds – an 8,000-man army in
battle-ready formation, each warrior a life-size figure in pottery made
over 2,200 years ago.
The incredible army comes to life in photographs, diagrams and lucid
text. Who commissioned this massive military tableau? What was its
purpose? How many people worked on it? For how long? The answers are all
here. The amazing story behind one of the Wonders of the World.