New Find: Terracotta Warriors in "Rich Colors"

A couple of months ago I posted about how much I want to see the terracotta soldiers in Xi’an. And now, after reading this recent post by CultureGrrl, I’m even more excited to see these soldiers. It was recently reported in China Daily that 114 new terracotta warriors have been unearthed, with most of the warriors painted in rich colors.

How cool! The China Daily report mentions that the warriors have “black hair; green, pink, or white faces; and black or brown eyes.” I wonder if the different face colors have any significance. (Do I have any readers with a background in Chinese art or culture?)

Pictures are supposed to be available within the month, but China Daily does have photos available here and here.

  • heidenkind says:

    They look so alive! That's really eerie.

    I would love to see the terra cotta warriors. It would be even cooler to actually go into the tomb. Now if only they would excavate it. 😛

  • e says:

    That's REALLY cool.

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