My mother really enjoyed seeing the Terracotta Army when she visited China last year. If you don’t have plans to visit China, I suggest you check out the National Geographic Museum’s upcoming exhibition Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.
The exhibition is an in-depth look at the First Emperor’s historic tomb complex and showcases 15 life-size terra cotta figures, which represent soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats and animals. The exhibition includes many other objects such as ceremonial stone armor, weapons, and bronze birds.
Unless you have a trip planned to China in the next few years, this is possibly your last chance to see the warriors! The DC museum will host the warriors in their last scheduled U.S. appearance, meaning it will be ages before they are back on our soil. The exhibit will open on November 19, 2009 and , but is expected to sell out before then, so buy your tickets now! Tickets go on sale on May 12th, and are priced reasonably at only $12. For tickets and more details, click here.
- Miss A