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Kneeling Terracotta Warriors Xian Bookends -

  • 54.00 USD



Protect and secure your books with these noble, loyal and brave warriors. Reminiscent of the amazing terracotta warrior statues found in the underground army of China's first Emperor at Xian, these bookends weigh about 3 pounds each and offer a stately addition to any desk or book shelf. Bookend pair is made from high quality "antiqued" resin and measure 8"H x 5"W x 3.5"D each.

Terracotta Warriors Archaeological Discovery:
More than 2,200 years ago, China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in search of immortality and eternal power, ordered the construction of a vast underground army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors. For 36 years, thousands of laborers worked on this project. Each of the terra cotta soldiers has a unique and distinctive face. It is thought that real soldiers served as models. Formal excavation began in 1974 and will continue for many more years. Located in the city of XI An, China, (Xian, Xi-An) annually the site is visited by more than 2 million tourists.

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