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European Man ‘worked on Terracotta Army Tomb’ January 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.
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Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that a foreign worker helped build the terracotta army mausoleum, the resting place of China’s first emperor, who died more than 2,200 years ago. Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that a foreign worker helped build the terracotta army mausoleum, the resting place of China’s first emperor, who died more than 2,200 years ago.

The remains of the worker, described as a European man in his 20s, were among 121 shattered skeletons in a labourers’ tomb 500 metres from the mausoleum in the north-western city of Xian, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

According to Xinhua, the man may be “China’s first foreign worker”, though it is unclear whether he was an employee or a slave of emperor Qin Shi Huang.

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