China 1984  - Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Shaanix China

Xain is a city between two mountain ranges with continuous winds blowing the soil
creating a dust difficult to breathe.   This soil settles on the ground and over time
allowed the terracotta warriors to "disappear" or be buried.   Recorded in history,
but lost for two centuries,  was discovered in 1974 while digging a well on a field.

The Chinese Government decided to leave the warriors in place as they where
discovered and build a museum over the discovery.

Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Shaanix China

Some Terracotta Warriors were removed for closer examination.
Some have been used tours.  By 1984 only 2000 were un-earthed.
4000 or more were later un-earthed years later.

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