The Terracotta Warriors were discovered by a farmer digging a well on his farmland back in 1974. he dug up a head, and handed it over to the Government, who despatched expert archeologists to look into the matter. The find is now world famous.
First brought to the UK in 1985 when they visited Edinburgh (it was a full 22 years later before London secured a display), the best place to see these treasures is at the site of the find. The photos here show:
- The grand entrance to the site
- The surrounding farmland which is typical of that under which the warriors are buried
- The building over Pit 1, where they were first found in the well, and where the are restored to their battle configuration.
- The actual farmer that found them!