Xian, China

China’s making terra cota soldiers by the thousands and stationing them at numerous sites around the country makes little sense to modern folks.  Excavating them hundreds of years later produces another bunch of shovel-ready jobs, and floods of tourist dollars as a bonus.  This one site is about the size of four football fields under a single roof, and represents only one of dozens of sites which have been identified.  After viewing the soldiers and their horses, what follows is the usual shopping for artifacts and momentos of the visit.  P.F. Chang appears to have snitched several of their horses.

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