View Full Version : China’s Terra Cotta Army May Have Been Modeled on Real Soldiers

27th November 2014, 04:28
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XIAN, CHINA—Were the 7,000 soldiers of the Terracotta Army modeled after individual soldiers?

Archaeologists from the University College London and Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Museum have used imaging technology to create 3-D models of the left ears of 30 model warriors. Human ear shapes, like fingerprints, are unique enough to identify individuals. Statistical analysis of the measurements of the 3-D ears shows that no two ears in the sample group were exactly the same. “Based on this initial sample, the terra-cotta army looks like a series of portraits of real warriors,” archaeologist Marcos Martinón-Torres of the University College London told National Geographic News. The team members of the project, known as Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army, is now analyzing a larger sample of statue ears and other facial features.

Source: http://www.archaeology.org/news/2714-141117-ears-terra-cotta-army


27th November 2014, 06:17
OMG. Isn't that obvious?

Ok, full respect to 'scientists' for proving it.

But, OMG, isn't it obvious?

27th November 2014, 22:40
Are they not hand made? One would expect variations.

29th November 2014, 15:14
China had an art display going on around the country....an exposition of the human body with cross sections cut out. There were many models showing the various internal parts of the human body. Since these were fairly young people, in apparent perfect form, many speculated....that they were "volunteered for this project" against their will. So many boycotted the exhibit when it came to town. This doesn't surprise me at all about China.