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New discoveries unearthed at Terracotta Warriors site

Stone helmets, armor and the remains of thousands of animals and relics related to animals are among the latest archaeological finds at Emperor Qinshihuang’s mausoleum in Shaanxi province, according to CCTV.com.

The items were found in excavations at the celebrated site, which is home to China’s iconic Terracotta Warriors.

More than 400 pits, stone helmets and armor discovered

Zhou Tie, the head engineer of the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, said that during a recent excavation, the archaeological team learned the general structure of the mausoleum and a large number of pits were discovered. More than 400 pits were found in the mausoleum and dozens of small pits and tombs were found around the site.

A large number of stone helmets and armor were found surrounding the mausoleum. Experts believe these were not used in actual war, but their real function still needs to be researched.

Ancient people of the time used animals as burial objects and the emperor’s mausoleum was no exception.The new archaeological findings reveal that thousands of animal-related relics have been found in the mausoleum; that makes it the tomb in China with the most animal species so far.“Different animal species were unearthed in Emperor Qinshihuang’s mausoleum, including real animals and those made of pottery or iron,” Wu Lina, from Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum said. During the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) people gradually grasped animals’ habits and learned the skills necessary to raise and train them to some extent.According to preliminary statistics, the most unearthed animal in the mausoleum is horse. 

Horses come in many forms: pottery, copper, horse bones unearthed from stable pits. Other animals unearthed include rare birds and beasts and water fowl. Yet to be identified are animal bones.Wu Lina said that after years of excavation, the animals unearthed from the mausoleum include deer, muntjac deer, figures of copper fowl, such as cranes, swans and swan goose, plus the bones of sheep, chicken, fish and turtles, as well as shellfish ornaments.Animal and human beings have existed side by side since ancient times, and the concept of biodiversity should be advocated even vigorously nowadays, Hou Ningbin, the museum’s head, said.


Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling [2015]

“Don’t get me wrong… a lot of wrestling… sucks. But, when it’s good? It’s fucking GREAT.”

In only 24 hours, this video has gotten over a half a million views on YouTube, and for good reason. Max Landis’ Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling is a fan’s story on the evolution of Triple H (albeit, slightly inaccurate), told along with a parody video featuring women actors as the guys, and vice versa. It’s astonishingly well-done, and worth watching, even though you’ll be like “24 minutes? Yeah right!” Trust me, it’s awesome.

It also features a TON of great cameos, including Joey Ryan, Johnny Mundo, Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Cryme Tyme, Haley Joel Osment, Drake Bell, Colt Cabana, and stars the impeccable Chloe Dykstra as Triple H. Trust me when I say, this is WELL worth the watch. The summation at the end will touch your heart, as a wrestling fan, because it totally nails why we all love it.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why South Park is still relevant and hilarious.

Rising from the ashes of the Code Lyoko fandom, I give you those chibi characters I’ve been working on for a potential open-world video game that’s never going to happen ; allowing you to play as a new Kadic student chosen between each lyoko warriors there ever was.

Most of you should already know Odd, Yumi, Aelita, Ulrich and Jeremy. A few more perhaps are familiar with William, who was introduced during season 2 and only joined the group after a rough journey.

As for the two last female characters, the first one is none over than the famous Eva Skinner, introduced as an American young girl with a very important role in the book serie following the events of season 4 : Code Lyoko Chronicles. She only exists in the universe from these novels, so I had to improvise with the 3rd volume cover (that features her in the front) for her look.

The last character is Laura Gauthier, a new Kadic student as clever as Jeremy but a lot more self-absorbed. She kind of forced her way to the group in the live-action serie : Code Lyoko Evolution, which proposes another continuation of the main storyline, and has nothing to do with the story told by Code Lyoko Chronicles. Once again, I had to improvise while drawing her because she was played by a real-life actress an never existed as a cartoon character.

So here they are, all Lyoko-warriors from all universes at last united in one picture ! Hope you like this silly and pointless drawing. Enjoy~

anonymous asked:

Looking through all the mistakes in the books (both plot wise and grammatically, and what's actually physically possible for cats) how did this series get to become so popular?

tbh i think its because its so open-ended?? like there’s so much room in this series for fan ideas, characters, creations, headcanons, fanfiction, AU’s, OC’s

there’s so many other series where so much stuff is set in stone but warriors really is super open and fan friendly. like what other fandom has such a huge youtube circle full of complex fan animations and series?