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Terracotta Warriors Mausoleum in China reopens

Terracotta Warriors Mausoleum in China reopens

Beijing: The mausoleum of Qinshihuang, known for the famous Terracotta Warriors in China's Shaanxi province, reopened on Friday after a break of over a month caused by resurgence of the Covid-19 virus.

However, now tourists need to make advance reservation online for a visit to Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, as it is operating only at 30 per cent capacity at this time, Xinhua news agency quoted the authorities as saying.

Restrictions will also apply to tour groups, and tourists from medium- and high-risk areas.

The Museum operation was suspended in late July after sporadic, locally transmitted Covid-19 cases were reported in several provinces of China.

Discovered in 1974, the Terracotta Army was built by Emperor Qinshihuang of the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C.-207 B.C.), who unified China for the first time.

The figures vary in height according to their roles, the tallest being the generals.

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.

Other museums of the province, including the Shaanxi History Museum, have also reopened to the public recently.

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