GAPUC Conference Trip to Terra-cotta Warriors Museum

By Sue Gettlin | May 28, 2011

May 27: Fourteen overseas conference attendees went on a day trip to see the Terracotta Warrior Museum, located in the nearby town of Lintong. The site was discovered by a farmer digging a well in 1974. It contains more than 7,000 terra-cotta soldiers standing guard over the tomb of Qin Shishuang, the first emperor of a unified China. The statues were handcrafted by more than 720,000 workers nearly 2,000 years ago. View slideshow.

After lunch, the group toured the Banpo Village, the remains of a 6,000 year-old Yangshao village.