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Terracota Warriors : Guardians of China's First Emperor at the National Geographic Museum

“Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor”

 

Exhibition Dates: Nov. 19, 2009 – March 31, 2010

Web Site: www.warriorsdc.org

Overview: “Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor” features the largest number of terra cotta figures ever to travel to the United States for a single exhibition. The exhibition showcases 15 terra cotta figures from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, who ruled from 221 B.C to 210 B.C., including nine terra cotta warriors, two musicians, a strongman, a court official, a stable attendant and a horse. The exhibition features 100 sets of artifacts in all, including weapons, stone armor, coins, jade ornaments, roof tiles and decorative bricks, and a bronze crane and swan.

 

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Taken on November 18, 2009