Archeological team of the Xian Warriors win top Spanish prize





The archeological team behind China's terracotta Xian Warriors was Wednesday awarded Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias prize for scientific and technical research.

The army of thousands of life-size warriors and horses of the Qin emperor more than 2,200 years ago was discovered by chance in 1974. In 1987, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The award is aimed at rewarding "the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed by individuals, groups of individuals or institutions at international level."

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