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Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior Unveiled at Desert Research Institute

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The Desert Research Institute in Reno unveiled a new statue Friday that will have a permanent home there.

The Terra Cotta Warrior called "The General" is a replica of one on display in the Chinese city of Xi'an. It was donated to DRI by the Tom and Mary Kay Gallagher Foundation after researchers studied how air pollution is hurting the historic statues.

They hope this exhibit will help them do more research in the future.

"We are hoping this can stimulate to hopefully get some other long term research funding to allow us to do more good research," says Dr. Judy Chow.

The Terra Cotta Army was discovered in the 1970s. They were created more than 2,000 years ago to honor China's first emperor.

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