Saturday, August 8, 2009

Xian slideshows

Ban Po neolithic village
Archeological excavation of a village occupied from 4500 BCE to 3750 BCE. Evidence of a matriarchal culture

Terracotta Warriors
Constructed by emperor Qin Shi Huang around 240 BCE as part of his tomb, the army consists of 8,000 terracotta soldiers, horses and chariots

Xian street scenes

Big Goose Pagoda
Completed in 652 CE, this pagoda was used to house Buddhist sutras brought back from India by monk Xuan Zang

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