Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Terracotta Army Invades the ROM

Recently I visited The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army exhibit at Toronto, Ontario’s Royal Ontario Museum. I was not disappointed. This is the largest collection of artefacts relating to the Warrior Emperor ever displayed in North America. Included are ten life sized terracotta figures.

Discovered in 1974, the tomb of Warrior Emperor Ying Zheng is the largest tomb complex in China. Eight thousand full sized terracotta warriors and horses were buried with the first emperor over 2,200 years ago. Each figure is different.

The exhibit is well presented and includes film battle scene re-enactments and explanations by a filmed character of the time. Lighting of the actual terracotta figures adds a feeling of mystery and timelessness to the exhibit.

Check out the ROM’s Warrior Emperor exhibit which runs until January 2, 2011

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