The terracotta army is a collection of life-size terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
It is a form of funerary art that was buried with the emperor in 210-209 BC, with the purpose to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The treasures of his death came to light 2,100 years after his death. It was discovered in 1974 by a group of farmers attempting to dig a well near the ancient capital.
The army is made up of more than 6,000 figures including soldiers, horses, chariots, bowmen, and archers. Each of them has unique facial features and are lined based on ranking.