Terracotta Army’s New UK Formation – Penny Spiller

BBC made a follow-up report on Terracotta army’s exhibition in UK and said that” the exhibition, The First Emperor: China’s , looks set to become one of the most successful the museum has ever staged.”

Nearly 100,000 tickets have already been sold for the six-month exhibition – and it still does not open for another week. Exhibition curator Jane Portal says the amount of interest is “fantastic, but not surprising”.

“China has become such an important country to the rest of the world. It is growing so quickly, and of course it will be holding the Olympics next year. People are interested in it,” she said. And the China we see today, she says, can trace its roots back to around 220BC, and the reign of the First Emperor….[Full Text]

[Image: The British Museum exhibition has been two years in the planning, via BBC]

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