Terracotta Army

Documentary: [Discovery] Seven Wonders of China

Discovery’s documentary “7 Wonders of China” introduces Terracotta Army, Hanging Temple, the Great Wall, Shi Bao Zhai Temple, Mount Wudang, Leshan Buddha and the Forbidden City, via Youtube: Part One: Part Two:...

China Threatens to Sue over Fake Terracotta Warriors – Spiegel

Chinese officials have threatened to sue after a German museum has acknowledged that terracotta soldiers in an exhibition are fakes. From Spiegel Online: What does it mean to be “authentic”? How is that different from “original”? And can a fake also be authentic? Such semantic hair-splitting is at the heart of a museum scandal about […]

German Museum Warns Chinese Clay Soldiers Could be Fake – AFP

From AFP: A German museum has issued a warning that eight statues in its crowd-pulling exhibition on China’s legendary “Terracotta Army” may be fake after an art dealer instigated a police probe into their provenance. “The exhibition continues but we have put up three notices at the entrance warning visitors that the pieces may not […]

Mortal Combat – John Wilson

With the British Museum about to exhibit an unprecedented (outside China) collection of terracotta soldiers from Qinshi Huangdi’s tomb, New Statesman Magazine writes about the First Emperor and his legacy: Standing next to me on the hilltop is Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, who is here in the name of cultural diplomacy. His […]

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 Terracotta Army, 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 […]

China’s Army is Force of Enlightenment – Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, writes in The Times about the terracotta warriors from Qin Shi Huangdi’s mausoleum, which will be displayed next month at his museum, in the largest exhibition of objects from the tomb complex ever to travel abroad: It is now more than 30 years since a peasant digging a […]

China’s Terracotta Army on the Move – BBC News

Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Army will move to a museum in London for an exhibition and give a suprise to the British visitors there. From BBC News: The museum has refitted its famous reading room for the exhibition and has already sold 30,000 tickets. Museum staff hope it may even rival the success of the Tutankhamen […]

China Finds Secret Tomb Chamber - BBC News

From BBC News: A mysterious underground chamber has been found inside the Chinese imperial tomb guarded by the famous Terracotta Army, Chinese archaeologists say. Historical records describing the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China’s Qin dynasty, do not mention the room which is 30 metres (98 feet) deep….[Full Text]

Chinese tombs may surpass Egyptian wonders – AFP

From Agen√ße France-Presse, via COSMOS magazine: The discovery of the Terracotta Army in 1974 could pale in comparison to the wonders purported to exist within the tomb of China’s first emperor. XIAN, China: The tomb of China’s first emperor is potentially one of the most spectacular on Earth, but a heated debate is developing over […]



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