I really like temples. And lion dancing. And lion dancers at temples. I wanted to put the tail in there (cause it takes two to be a lion!) but it threw off the composition so NAH.
Also, less than 5 days left to get your limited edition 'Lion Dancer' pin over on my Patreon! Thanks to everyone who's signed up for one!!! Remember this is exclusive to Patreon only, for these two weeks up until 22 Jan, and you'll never see'm again.
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Treasure: 👉 Terracotta Army - III century BC
Civilization: 💫 China
Family: 🖼@europe_treasures | @tesori_italiani⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Terracotta Army is an extraordinary collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BC, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, People's Republic of China, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛