Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale (The City Wall of Xi’an and Terracotta Warriors)
The City Wall of Xi’an is 8.5 miles long, 12 meters (40 feet) tall, 12-14 meters (40-46 feet) wide at the top, with 18 gates. The city has the longest history 1,200 years as a capital of 13 dynasties including the Qin Dynasty–the first emperor of Qin ordered to connect all the walls in different regions into the Great Wall.
Terracotta Warriors were buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC. It was discovered in 1974 by local farmers. According to the current estimates, three pits (total of 27,000 sq feet) contain 8,000 Terracotta Army soldiers, only 1,000 have been unearthed.