The famous terracotta warriors at Xian, Shaanxi province. Picture: SCMP

When China’s ancient terracotta army was discovered in the 1970s

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal how Chinese archaeologists unearthed the 2,100-year-old life-size figures from a pit in north­west China

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The famous terracotta warriors at Xian, Shaanxi province. Picture: SCMP
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