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October 27, 2014
A veil of mystery surrounds China’s terracotta army. Located in the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, the army consists of more than 8,000 sculpted soldiers, horses, and chariots. Since archaeologists discovered them in 1974, the stone soldiers have raised many questions. Who do the soldiers represent? And are they modeled after real individuals? Now, thanks to digital-photo software, some of the mysteries might be solved.