Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Qin - External Warriors Exhibition

Mr.ncot and I recently took a day off work together and visited the Bern historical museum to see Qin - The External Emperor and his terracotta warriors

It was a fascinating exhibtion, a good mixture of artefacts, a few of the actual terracotta warriors, some films and varied media.

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More info

Info from Website
The First Emperor and his army
The terracotta army of Qin Shi Huangdi (259–210 BC) was discovered by chance in 1974. This army of around 8000 terracotta warriors was one of the most famous archaeological discoveries of all time. It is part of a tomb complex, which, to date, has only partially been uncovered. Since 1987 it has been inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and is often called the Eighth Wonder of the World.

The exhibition "Qin - The eternal emperor and his terracotta warriors" focuses on the formation of the Chinese Empire, the flamboyant personality of its First Emperor and his monumental tomb complex with the spectacular terracotta army, as well as the legacy of his reign in China. The terracotta figures will be presented together with around 220 other precious and fascinating artefacts pertaining to the early history of the Chinese Empire.
Tags: @40, switzerland, the arts

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