Underground Museum at Han Yangling Mausoleum in Xi’an, China

The highlight of Han Yangling Mausoleum is the underground museum positioned between the tombs of Emperor Jing of Han and his empress. The Outside Pits Exhibition Hall measures two acres. As you explore the ten, glass-encased pits beneath your feet, you will see thousands of pottery warriors, servants and dancers. They stand clustered together naked and armless. Their clothes and wooden arms deteriorated while buried for over 2,000 years. Also exhibited in the pits are rows of animals including horses, oxen, pigs and goats. However, unlike the life-size Terracotta Warriors, these figures are miniatures. They rarely exceed two feet in height.


Hanyangling Museum, Airport Hwy, Weicheng Qu, Xianyang Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China


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