Terra Cotta Soldiers @ the Bowers Museum - May 18 - Oct 12

Oohh...I'm so going to check this out!!

China's First Emperor, the boy king who united the country in 221 BC and began construction of the first Great wall, was not only obsessed with building but also a fanatic about death. To enforce his rule over the afterlife, he built a standing army of 7,000 soldiers. This terra cotta army of soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats, and animals silently remained underground for two thousand years and it wasn't until 1974, when Chinese farmers digging a well made the startling discovery of a terra cotta head.

Check it out here!

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Comment by alice on July 1, 2008 at 10:04am
ooo - thanks for the pics. i guess i need to go to see a statue of my husband. :)
Comment by Eugene on July 1, 2008 at 9:57am
thats pretty awesome! I still need to go!! =)
Comment by PANDA JU on June 30, 2008 at 7:55pm
We went last week! The exhibit was small but mammoth, considering the fact that this was the largest collection of Terra Cotta Soldiers outside of China and it was in OC!

D thought this one looked a lot like sAm. He was so excited!
Comment by Eugene on May 16, 2008 at 11:51pm
for sure. I'll bring the turkey. You bring the indians.
Comment by PANDA JU on May 16, 2008 at 2:50pm
This is on my calendar as well!
Let's coordinate a pilgrimage.

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