The Terra Cotta Warriors, guardians of China’s first emperor, are headed to Washington, DC, USA! I will excitedly be among those with a first look at the largest Chinese cultural and historical exhibit ever to come to the United States! An excerpt from the website:
Soldiers. Charioteers. Archers. Musicians. Generals. Acrobats. Nearly 2,000 years ago, thousands of life-size clay figures were buried in massive underground pits to accompany China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, into the afterlife. Their discovery outside the city of Xi’an in 1974 is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.
Now, you will stand face-to-face with these terra cotta warriors. In November 2009, National Geographic Museum will host Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of Chinas First Emperor, an exhibition featuring treasures from the tomb complex including 15 life-size figures, weapons, armor, coins, and more. Don’t miss this chance to see the largest collection of significant artifacts from China ever to travel to the United States.
Tomorrow, after my visit to the exhibit’s exclusive blogger and photographer day, I’ll be posting a detailed blog with lots of photos and detail. This really will be a treat, as photographs will not be allowed inside the exhibit after the exclusive preview day. It is truly exciting! Don’t miss this opportunity to see China’s most beautiful and biggest exhibits brought to the UnitedStates.