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Was the Terracotta Army a real army or just statues?

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04/22/2010

It was an army of statues (Terra cotta is a clay ceramic and means "burnt earth" in Italian). By the way, the weapons in their hands are real. In addition to the weapons, the faces of the Terra Cotta Army are individual. No two are alike. Whatever the reason for the statues, they were more than an emperor's life-sized "green army men."