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Archaeological Team of the Warriors of Xi’an Wins 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

MADRID.- The Archaeological Team of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum in Xi’an, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Social Sciences. The Jury for the Award announced its decision today in Oviedo. Considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, the site of the terracotta warriors, also known as the warriors of Xi´an, is a rich source of information about the Chinese civilization. The nomination was put forward by Carlos Blasco Villa, Ambassador of Spain in China. The Terracotta Army is part of the mausoleum of Qinshihuang (221-207 B.C.), the first emperor to unify China and found the Qin Dynasty. It was discovered in 1974 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Its discovery has had a major impact on research