Terra-cotta Warrior close-up - Shaanxi Province
Oct 6 2001

It is thought likely that each warriors unique facial features were modeled after the friends and family of the craftsmen who made them over two thousand years ago. Such careful craftsmanship went into each of these pieces (the shoes still show treads, the armour still has rivets and the hair still shows waves) that the entire place gave us a mournful mood. All this effort was never supposed to have seen the light of day.

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nigel & julie snow