Thursday, October 16, 2008


Lintong is a city in the of China. The Terracotta Army and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor was discovered in March 1974 near this city.

The National Time Service Center, the Chinese Academy of Sciences , formerly known as Shaanxi Astronomical Observatory , was established in 1966 in Lintong responsible for the in mainland China. It was renamed to its present name in 2001.

The name of the city comes from two rivers. Lin river is on the east side and Tong river is on the west side of the city.

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