The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210-209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers about 25 miles from Xian. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, charriots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more that 8000 soldiers, 130 charriots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby.
The Warriors have become an integral part of Inchins branding in coming years, and replicas can be seen at each of its locations around the country.