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Terra Cota Warriors – Xi’an, China

Terra Cota Warriors - Xi'an, China via / Photo “terracotta warriors” by Jessica Lin

Terra cotta clay soldiers swathed in a riot of bold colors: red and green, purple and yellow. Most of the colors did not survive time or exposure to air that comes with discovery and excavation. In earlier digs, archaeologists watched as the warriors’ colors disintegrated in the dry Xian air. Once exposed, the lacquer underneath the paint began to curl after 15 seconds and flake off in four minutes. New preservation technique is revealing the terra-cotta army’s true colors.

Terra cotta clay soldiers swathed in a riot of bold colors: red and green…

Terracotta Army. A collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China.

A collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archaeological excavations of the century.

medieval chinese soldiers | Terra-cotta warriors picture: full-color illustration of ancient ...

One of the colours worn by the model terracotta warriors – especially those representing the highest-ranking officers – was purple. This presented an interesting conundrum to archaeologists, because purple pigments are rarely found on ancient artefacts.

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The Terra-Cotta Warriors, National Geographic, Terra cotta warriors from mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China.

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