Saturday, December 8, 2012

Xian|China



This is the city wall around the downtown portion of Xian.  Little blurry as I took it while driving.







 The warriors are located in three big buildings, kinda like hangers to help protect them.  The have not excavated all of them.  Some are even left buried till the have the technology to preserve the color on them, which was done with vegetable dye.
 Photographing them was difficult due to the lighting.


 Each one is different, modeled on an actual soldier.
 They hand dig them still today, cup by cup.
 Below here is an unexcavated portion







 Below is a pit of the generals.  You can tell by their big bellies.












 Below is a kiln where warrior reproductions are made, similar to how they were made centuries ago


 At the factory, they also make lacquer furniture that is just beautiful with the jade carving.

 Here is the oldest village known, from 6000 years ago.  It was raining and the fountain out front was really pretty.

 Too funny that they had a sign saying western style bathroom, which means a sit down toilet. YIPEE



 Below, they buried you with your prize possessions, which was pottery 6000 years ago.






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