Complete crossbow found in pit of Xi’an
Archaeologists found a complete crossbow recently during their third excavation of the No 1 pit of the Qin Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an Daily reported on Thursday. The crossbow, with a complete bowstring was found in the No 11 hole. Archaeologists believe the material used to make the bowstring was an animal tendon. Shen Maosheng, head of the pit’s excavation team, said the complete crossbow is the first to be found in the pit.