Com­plete cross­bow found in pit of Xi’an

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

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.

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