Terracotta Warriors Mini Travel Chess Set Pieces and Board - 8500 -
The miniature travel chess piece set reproduces the terracotta warrior statues found in the underground army of China's first Emperor at Xian. Chess pieces are made from antiqued resin. Box pictured is included as it provides the chess board and storage for the pieces. Box is 9 1/4 in L x 4 3/4 in W x 2 5/8 in H. Chess pieces are 1 5/8 to 1/34 in H. Set weighs 2.3 lbs.
It is a very handy travel chess set with historical appeal and and antique style hinged latch with handles.
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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