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 The construction of Terra-cotta warriors pits


The three underground pits( pit 1. pit2. pit3) are built in similar basic earth-and-wood structure, but vary in size and shape. The way to construct the pits is as follow: they were about five meters beneath the present ground level with the terra-cotta figures placed in corridors. The corridors were divided by earth-rammed partition walls, were paved with pottery bricks on which the figures were placed. The earth walks sustained wood roof that was composed of huge and strong rafters, the roof was covered by layers of fiber mats, earth fill and tilled earth. The sloping roadways rammed by earth. All these were constructed to totally conceal the Terra-cotta army.

 
 
 

 

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