Terracotta Warriors impress foreign media
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2019-12-02

A foreign media themed interview activity took place on Nov 29 as foreign media members visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang (First Emperor of Qin) and the cultural relics reproduction factory of Emperor Qinshihuang to explore the techniques of Terracotta Warrior restoration and crafts.

In Pit 1 of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang, countless Terracotta Warriors like real people are arranged in a neat array, appearing like a huge underground army.


A foreign journalist takes a close look at the restoration process of the Terracotta Warriors at the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang. [Photo/people.com.cn]

 "Each Terracotta Warrior's facial expression is different, and their tall bodies and lifelike expressions are really amazing," said Amar Ankhbayar, a journalist from Mongolia's Montsame News Agency.

Plavevski Aleksandar, a journalist of European Pressphoto Agency, has visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang six times. It is the first time that he has closely learned about the process of restoring the Terracotta Warriors.

He specifically bought a painted small painted pottery figurine and said, "It's beautiful and vivid. I'm going to take it back as a souvenir."

A journalist from Japan's broadcast network NHK also took a camera to record the Terracotta Warriors from different angles, learning about the restoration and color protection of the Terracotta Warriors.