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Terracotta Warriors have arrived

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors exhibition right before the opening at Cincinnati Art Museum this week.  … 72 more words

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The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China

The Terracotta Warriors are fantastic to visit. This ancient army continues to stand after 2000 years in protection of Emperor Qin.

We took a tour from Xi’an. 254 more words


The Terracotta Warriors and Tiananmen Square: how to bury a people

It’s the artists I keep thinking about.

There at least 6000 terracotta warrior sculptures, perhaps many more (their burial site hasn’t been fully excavated.)  These warriors were created during the Qin dynasty, 2200 years ago, when China was sparsely populated.  1,004 more words


Xi'an China: Terracotta & Walled City

After spending 3 days in the capital Beijing, we took a high-speed train to the city of Xi’an, located in central China. It is famous for the 8,000 terracotta warriors buried with one of the emperors in 200 BC. 415 more words

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Exhibitions for everyone

Alison Laycock 

This was written for and published on our sister blog travelalphabetabc.wordpress.com. As it promotes the idea of taking advantage of all opportunities available and being a tourist in your own area, we thought it was also worth posting on here too. 739 more words

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China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

This week I went to see this exhibition at Liverpool Museum, and it was fascinating:

For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire. 9 more words

More with Warriors

There was so much to see at the exhibit at The Virginia Museum of Fine Art.  Take a look at yesterday’s blog post too.  Here are more photos.