China’s Terracotta Warriors

World Museum, Liverpool

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The China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition, currently on at the Liverpool World Museum, was one that I couldn’t wait to see.  Especially as it’s the first time in 10 years that the warriors have made their way to the UK.

Considered to be one of the world’s world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, the find comprised of an army of life sized terracotta warriors, guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang.  They had been left dormant for over 2,000 years.

The exhibition was well put together and the artefacts that they had curated were fascinating.  It gave a intriguing insight into some of China’s incredible history.

The highlight of the exhibition was of course the terracotta warriors themselves.  Each one is unique and painstakingly detailed.  There is little wonder that the arm took over 40 years to complete.

The China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition was one of the best that I’ve seen for some time.  As it has been such a popular exhibition (attracting in just under half a million visitors) tickets have now sold out.  However, if you want to see the full archaeological find of the 8,000 strong terracotta warrior army, you’ll need to travel to china – more info here.

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