It survived for over 2,000 years…but an American breaks it off for fun. Why take a thumb from a warrior? What does this say about us?
It isn’t the first time that the army faced ruin. A rebellion against Qin Shihuangdi lead to the deliberate destruction of part of the site. Many warriors were destroyed, and the tomb partially burned. A worker stole a hand in more recent times, and was executed.
Read more about the Franklin Institute debacle here — and check them out before they leave! This may be the last time an international group decides to loan things to American institutions.
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