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> Terra Cotta Warriors Head to Washington!!
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post Sep 3 2009, 05:43 PM
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I would kill to see this exhibit. Well, not literally! BUT, I would jump at the chance to get a look at the terra cotta Warriors! You lucky Washingtonites and visitors will have just that chance.

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Fifteen of China's famous terra cotta warriors are coming to Washington in November for an exhibit at the National Geographic Museum. It's the final U.S. venue for the extraordinary statues, which have also been on display in Santa Ana, Calif., in Atlanta and in Houston.

It's also the only venue in the Northeast, and 33,000 tickets for the show have already been sold. Tickets are timed and dated and can be purchased online at http://www.warriorsdc.org. Prices are US$12 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, military personnel and National Geographic members; and $6 for children ages 2-12.

The travelling exhibit, which was also previously at the British Museum, is said to be the largest collection of the life-size figures to ever leave China. The warriors were first discovered in the 1970s in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, who is considered the first emperor of a unified China and whose rule began in 221 B.C. Nearly 1,000 figures have been excavated, but experts believe that the tomb may contain as many as 7,000 of the statues.

The traveling exhibit includes soldiers, archers, acrobats and animals, and 100 sets of artifacts including armour, weapons and bronze vessels.


Below is a link to National geographic that offers some more information.
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post Sep 3 2009, 05:59 PM
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I saw them in Prague a few weeks ago, they're mint! They're taller than I thought aswell, taller than me anyway.
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post Sep 3 2009, 06:01 PM
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Here we are, holding hands biggrin.gif

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post Sep 3 2009, 06:49 PM
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The exhibit came to Dayton when I was really young, probably 10 years ago if not more. It was amazing. Can't believe I am going to Xi'an next year to see the site for real though!


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post Sep 3 2009, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Sep 3 2009, 07:01 PM) *

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That's awesome!


QUOTE(jeremystravels @ Sep 3 2009, 07:49 PM) *

The exhibit came to Dayton when I was really young, probably 10 years ago if not more. It was amazing. Can't believe I am going to Xi'an next year to see the site for real though!


Wow, I'm envious! I'd love to see them, especially there!


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post Sep 21 2009, 09:33 PM
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I've been lucky to have seen them in Xian a couple of times. There's nothing like seeing them in situ. If you have the chance, it is an unforgettable experience.


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post Oct 14 2009, 10:13 PM
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Does anyone know how long they are going to be in the states?


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post Oct 15 2009, 02:39 AM
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Apparently in Washington from NOVEMBER 19, 2009 - MARCH 31, 2010.
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post Dec 11 2009, 01:05 AM
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Just saw them yesterday and they are so fascinating! How they put them all together from broken pieces is amazing. The exhibit shows how they were carved and what they were for (to protect Emperor Qin in the afterlife). There are thousands of stone warriors, but we are fortunate enough to see 15.
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post Dec 15 2009, 01:20 AM
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QUOTE(travelingkh @ Dec 11 2009, 01:05 AM) *

Just saw them yesterday and they are so fascinating! How they put them all together from broken pieces is amazing. The exhibit shows how they were carved and what they were for (to protect Emperor Qin in the afterlife). There are thousands of stone warriors, but we are fortunate enough to see 15.

I'm so jealous!


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