Terra Cotta Warriors

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The Terracotta Army (traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; pinyin: bīngmǎ yǒng; literally "soldier and horse funerary statues") are the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China. The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BCE, were discovered in 1974 by several local farmers near Xi'an, Shanxi province, China near the Mausouleum of the First Qin Emperor. (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng Líng). The figures vary in height (183–195 cm - 6ft–6ft 5in), according to their role, the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits. Check out my other synths and tell me what you think. Be sure to use your P button to toggle between point clouds and photos. I also like viewing synths in the Direct3D viewer. Just click on the bottom left.
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Date Created 3/29/2009
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David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Fantasic Robert! What an amazing place.
PGRic Over 1 year ago
wonderful synth, it's been a joy zooming around
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
This is really cool. Thanks for the great synth and the details.
bdyckns Over 1 year ago
I saw a special on NGTV about Qin Shi Huang, where China's name originates. Found it interesting that China does not recognize this man, that I have ever read or seen. The "Army", etc he had built for his venture into the hereafter absolutely amazed me and I thank you for posting it here. Excellent job too!
UnTamedTraveller Over 1 year ago
Excellent job! Must have been a lot of fun -- and a lot of hard work! Funny how the authorities there are finally realising that it is natural that people will want to photograph the place. When I first went there, in 1979 as a tour leader myself, I dare not risk the ire of the authorities as all photography was banned, although some of my group sneaked a photo. Fast forward to the summer of 1999, and it was still technically "banned" -- but you could get shots if you were at least a little surreptitious about it -- ie. didn't do it RIGHT in front of the guard's noses. If they saw you, they told you off -- but of course you'd apologise and promise not to do it again.... My technique then was to go as far away from the guards as possible, get the shots I needed there (no flash!), and then move more towards the front, and get what I could, before being "caught". In 1979 we were told they would confiscate our cameras. They don't do that now. I don't think....
oefec Over 1 year ago
Extraordinario trabajo fotográfico, es increible lo que la tecnología nos est+a presentando, ante imponentes obras de arte de la historia, es como si estuvieras viviendo el momento que disfrutó el fotógrafo.
robert_sprout Over 1 year ago
THANKS GUYS
gmahaines Over 1 year ago
Wow this is a great synth.Thank you so much for letting me travel to China.I love history,this is a great treat for me.Again thank you for all the work you put in to this..Laura,Haines.
CliffBreedlove Over 1 year ago
very nice
headhunter678 Over 1 year ago
cool.
terryduncan Over 1 year ago
MICROSOFT, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP AMAZING ME!!! THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE AWESOME PROGRAM!!!
JUST A FANTASTIC AND GREAT JOB!!
WHOEVER CREATED THIS NEEDS A PROMOTION! WOW! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
THANKS TO THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE PICTURES!!!
I am retired from the US Army, Airborne Ranger, Special Operations and now fufilling another Milestone by completing college at the age of 43 and I LOVE COLLEGE A LOT! Not as much as being in the Army, which I was forced to retire for Medical after 25 years, jumping out out of planes at 30K Feet with 1287 Free For All HALO Jumps and 862 Static Line Jumps. I loved it so much! The Army was my family and still is after joining 2 daze after turning 17 and it was the best decision of my life and then attending 5 months of Hell in Ranger School were the best Decisions I ever made in my life. But now I am in college with a Duel Major and plan on getting a Graduate Degree and PhD good Lord willing.
Terry POGA
Willemphoto Over 1 year ago
This is an amazing photographic process, but I would like to know about the availability- and use separate from Microsofts library.
How can we send Photosynths as an e-mail?
Wimdim.
maamarin Over 1 year ago
Es un lugar maravilloso y la historia que guarda es muy interesante. He leido sobre ella y la verdad, que no termino de interesarme en ella.
superchoongster Over 1 year ago
Really love the monkey in one of the pictures.
sencex Over 1 year ago
363 Photos - 96% Synthy
Cool!!!
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