Xi'an City Hotel
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... Excavations yielded three pits and over 7,000 soldiers, archers and horses. Pit 1 contains the infantry; pit 2 (still being excavated) is filled with cavalry and soldiers; and pit 3 (partially unexcavated) seems to be the command center, with 70 high-ranking officers. Each warrior, originally colored with pigment and holding a weapon, has an indivdually crafted expression.
After our first Chinese night train experience (which was actually fine) we arrived in Xi'an. As everybody who comes here does, we went to see the Terracotta Warriors.
I know they're impressive and the story of how ...
A few thoughts passed our minds. We could abandon our newly bought warriors, but that would be like throwing away one of the coolest gifts we have. We could carry them the rest of the trip...hell no! These things weigh around 50# together and we already have enough stuff to carry as it is. How about we break them apart and put them back together when we return to the states? Not good either. We will leave that kind of work to the archeologists. ...