Construction has begun on a museum of archaeology in China’s Shaanxi province, home of the Terracotta Warriors.
Ther Terracotta Warriors were discovered in Shaanxi in 1974 by local farmers. They were first buried in 210-209BCE.
The museum will feature exhibition areas, a technical protection centre, as well as a tourist information centre, says Sun Zhouyong, head of Shaanxi research institute of archaeology.
Construction began on Thursday in the Chang’an district of the provincial capital of Xi’an.
The museum will cost an estimated 540 million yuan ($82.5 million) and cover 36,000 square meters.
The museum is funded the by Shaanxi provincial government.
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