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Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Royal Ontario Museum Hosts the Terracotta Army


TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts the Canadian premiere of The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army from June 26, 2010. Prior to its embarking on a Canadian national tour, the exhibition will be displayed in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall on Level B2 of the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal until January 2, 2011.

The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army showcases one of the most significant archaeological finds in history: the 1974 discovery, in Shaanxi province in north-central China, of thousands of life-sized terracotta sculptures of Chinese warriors.
These extraordinary figures, along with countless treasures yet to be uncovered in the elaborate underground tomb complex of China’s First Emperor, were created 2,200 years ago, during the Qin dynasty.


Read More about One of the Greatest Archaeological Finds in History Conquers Toronto Via Art Daily

Picture ©Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, People’s Republic of China, 2009.

3 Comments:

Emm said...

Aaaah, I really regret not seeing that when it was in London. I really should make more of an effort to go to the British Museum more often.

thestickman said...

I want to visit this. I've been to the ROM many times (ah the joys of living in Toronto!)

Probably photography is not allowed but I could ask. Certainly there would be posted guidelines. Photography was not permitted when the ROM hosted the King Tut items a few months ago.

The Ancient Digger said...

@Emm

I would have loved to see these in person. I still wonder about their true purpose, as I'm told they were constructed to protect the emperor.

@Stickman

You're so close, I would go I were you. I'm wondering if they would let you shoot without a flash. No harm in asking.

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