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> Terra Cotta Warriors Head to Washington!!
post Sep 3 2009, 05:43 PM
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Rolling Stone

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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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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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