Concert staged before China's Terracotta Warriors garners 3 mln views online

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XI'AN, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A symphony concert staged on Saturday evening at the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum received more than 3 million views online.

Via livestreaming platforms, audiences enjoyed a blend of Western and Chinese melodies, along with an eyeful of the Terracotta Warriors that surround the tomb of the nation's first emperor Qinshihuang, which is located in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The concert was presented by the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra (XSO) with classical music ranging from Tchaikovsky's "String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11" to the Chinese violin concerto "The Butterfly Lovers."

"We choose to play classical works so that the music and the national treasures add radiance to each other in this unique concert hall," said Qin Zhifeng, head of the XSO.

Discovered in 1974, the Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures buried with Emperor Qinshihuang of the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.), who unified China for the first time.

Archaeologists have excavated three pits with a total area of more than 20,000 square meters, which are home to nearly 8,000 clay figures and horses. Enditem

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