Home of the Terracotta Warriors

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    One-Hour HD Documentary (2012)

    Follow two American archaeologists, Michelle and Alex, to China, as they visit the ancient city Xi’an, the home of the terracotta warriors. Xi'an is recognized as the source of major archaeological discoveries across the world including the 3rd century B.C.E. terracotta warriors. The 175,450 square foot excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.

    Xi’an is also the capital city for 13 dynasties in China. Michelle and Alex visited many ancient historical sites, including the Banpo Neolithic Village , Forest of Stone Stele Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Daming Palace ruins of Tang dynasty, Qianling Mausoleum – Tomb of Tang dynasty,  Xi’an City Wall and more…

    Michelle and Alex also get a chance to see how this ancient city has blossomed in China’s booming economy, and taste many dishes this city is famous for. Some recipes are over 1400 years old.


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