Kneeling Archer at Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum in Xi’an, China

160 kneeling archers were discovered in Pit Number Two. This is one of them displayed at the Exhibition Hall. Over two millenniums ago, this infantryman would have carried a crossbow. Many of the exhibits have a brief description in Chinese and English. Yet it is helpful to be accompanied by an educated guide who can provide additional insights. For example, all of the Terracotta Warriors have hair buns tied to the right. The archer’s bun faces the opposite direction so he could reach the arrows in the quiver on his back.

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Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, Lintong District, Xi’an, Shanxi, China 710612

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