Who found the Terracotta Warriors?
The army was found by three Chinese farms looking for water wells. They found the pottery shards then, a team of Chinese archaeologist excavated the site.
Because they are warrior-like statues made of terracotta (a kind of clay). Actually, they were modelled after the best soldiers of Qin Shihuang. However, 'terracotta warriors', 'terracotta soldiers' or 'terracotta army' are all general terms, their full name is 'Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang' since they are called '秦始皇兵马俑' in Chinese.
Among the many who are working on the excavation and preservation of the Terracotta Warriors, one archaeologist must be mentioned. He is Yuan Zhongyi (袁仲一) whose study on those warriors began with their discovery and often regarded as "the father of the Terracotta Warriors". In May 1988, he was appointed as the curator of the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors. After retired, he was awarded the honorary curator address by the museum for his great…