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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