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New discoveries unearthed at Terracotta Warriors site

By Bi Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-11-25 15:00
New discoveries unearthed at Terracotta Warriors site

Emperor Qinshihuang's mausoleum [File Photo]

Stone helmets, armor and the remains of thousands of animals and relics related to animals are among the latest archaeological finds at Emperor Qinshihuang's mausoleum in Shaanxi province, according to CCTV.com.

The items were found in excavations at the celebrated site, which is home to China's iconic Terracotta Warriors.

More than 400 pits, stone helmets and armor discovered

Zhou Tie, the head engineer of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, said that during a recent excavation, the archaeological team learned the general structure of the mausoleum and a large number of pits were discovered. More than 400 pits were found in the mausoleum and dozens of small pits and tombs were found around the site.

A large number of stone helmets and armor were found surrounding the mausoleum.. Experts believe these were not used in actual war, but their real function still needs to be researched.

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