Orient Hotel Xi'an
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... in photos, of workers amd of famous people who have been to visit the site. Cabinets are filled with tools used during early excavation, with a video showing work taking place.
Back in the sun we ask each other what we thought, Des doesn't think anyone will believe he's been here but we assure him we have plenty of photographic proof! The boys tummy are rumbling now since they missed breakfast so we head back out towards the bus. The streets outsides are ...
... have been created as either male or female or eunuch. These were arranged in what would have been their areas of expertise in the emperors kingdom. The archeologists have been able to determine this by some of the artifacts found with the statues. At this stage they have only uncovered such a small part of the site with many years work still ahead. Whether the actual tomb of the emperor will ever be opened remains to be seen. Xi'an ...
... full with the excavation of the army. Until coming here, despite having heard about these statues and seen tv specials about them, I was unaware that they were NOT found intact. Almost every one was smashed by looters who hated the cruel emperor, and they set fire to the wooden building that originally housed them underground. That is what led to them being buried under about 15 feet of dirt. The government has built quite an impressive park to house all of this ...
... fountain began, it was very good. It was all in tune to music and had neon lights flashing. You could also stand in between the jets but had to becareful they didnt catch you out. We took some good photos with the Pagoda in the background.
We left the square once it finished and jumped back on the bus home. We decided to go into the shop on our street to get a drink and some snacks. On the way out, a guy jumped out from behind a car and tried to grab the milk ...
... by putting them in earthen jars with a hole in the bottom and a plate-like cover on top.
There were also some skeletal remains under the heading of Sacrifice, but all the info was in Chinese.
We managed to get the bus back after our visit, much to the amusement of the few local men who were on it - guess they dont see too many foreigners out that way, let alone confidently riding the buses!