23 September 2009

terra cotta warriors

i was pretty bummed out that i was going to miss this exhibit in dc, coming a month after moving. but! i just found out that it is currently in houston! and we happen to be going this weekend!

Terra Cotta Warriors:
Guardians of China's First Emperor

May 22, 2009 - October 18, 2009

The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents one of the most extraordinary archaeological finds of the 20th century, considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World: terra cotta warriors from the tomb complex of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Intended to protect him throughout eternity, the warriors stood guard over a vast necropolis commissioned by the Emperor when he was only 13 years old. Marvel at more than 100 amazing objects, the largest display of terra cotta figures and tomb artifacts to travel to the U.S.

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