In 1974, a terra-cotta warrior was discovered in China. This started the discovery of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terra-cotta Army. The emperor accomplished a lot during his reign, but created a lot of enemies. For this reason, he was buried with probably around 8,000 terra-cotta warriors to protect him in the afterlife.
The Army stopped being built after the emperor died, around 209 BC. It took over 700,000 workers to that point. The workers were highly skilled. Each warrior was brightly painted and was it’s own individual. They even had different sized and shaped ears.