Posted by: Kath Usitalo | January 9, 2013

China’s Terracotta Warriors Extend Minneapolis Visit

great_lakes_gazette.com_around_the_lakes_logo_11.18.12Something new is brewing at Great Lakes Gazette. We’re extending our reach, and more. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come.

Armoured Kneeling Archer, Qin dynasty (221–06 BCE), Terracotta, height 128cm, width 58cm, depth 57cm. Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1977. Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum 005504. The images are produced with kind permission from the Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, ©Photograph by Xia Juxian and Guo Yan.

Armoured Kneeling Archer, Qin dynasty (221–06 BCE), Terracotta, height 128cm, width 58cm, depth 57cm. Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1977. Image produced with kind permission from the Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum ©Photograph by Xia Juxian and Guo Yan.

AROUND THE LAKES: Minneapolis, Minnesota

They were looking for water, but they ended up tapping into the stuff of legends.

In 1974 Chinese farmers digging a well uncovered evidence that led to discovery of the vast tomb of Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor of Qin (259-210 BCE). Within the 22-square mile complex more than 7,000 terracotta figures, with horses and chariots, were poised to protect the First Emperor.

You can see eight of the warriors plus two horses and more than 120 other precious artifacts in China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). The exhibition opened October 28 and was scheduled to wrap up January 20, but due to popular demand it has been extended—with longer hours—to January 27, 2013.

Admission is charged for the exhibition; general MIA admission is free. Reservations recommended. For more information: Minneapolis Institute of Arts 

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