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Clay Soldiers

by | 19th, September 2006

HARD as it tries, the crowd at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium are no match for the real terracotta army*. Sure, they stand still and mute, but they lack age and mystery.

As such the United faithful fail to capture the imagination of one Pablo Wendel, a German art student said to be “obsessed” with the terracotta army.

Pablo not only wanted to see the army that guarded the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first Emperor of a United China, but he wanted to experience what it is like to be a clay soldier.

So Pablo made his way to the site where an estimated 8,000 warriors stand guard. And dressed in the panoply of an ancient and muddy Chinese soldier, he mingled with the artifacts.

But guards spotted a movement in the ranks. And resisting

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