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Guardians of China’s First Emperor

See the Eighth Wonder of the World in Style
August 11, 2009 · 1 Comment

Although different lists vary slightly, there are seven wonders of the ancient world. The Great Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Discovered in 1974, the Terra […]

Terra Cotta Warriors myths…busted!
July 7, 2009 · 4 Comments

photo credit: Richard.Fisher As you may have noticed from the anticipation, excitement, and general hullabaloo…we recently opened an exhibition chock full of Terra Cotta Warriors. And while museum people tend to find every exhibit that comes through our doors fascinating (part of the reason we take the leap from avid exhibition attendees to employees of […]

The quest for immortality
May 22, 2009 · 2 Comments

 © Photo credit: taylorandayumi The First Emperor of China, it is said, became pre-occupied with longevity toward the end of his life. He traveled his empire in search of “medicine” which would help him achieve this goal. Unfortunately for the Emperor, his medical advisors steered him the wrong way, suggesting he ingest heavy metals (like […]

VIDEO: Terra Cotta Warriors set to invade HMNS
April 15, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve been meaning to write this blog, it seems like, forever. I traveled to the city of Xi’an in China to see the Terra Cotta Warriors a couple of months ago and the experience was…Actually, I can’t quite put it into words, which is why it has taken me a while to share my story […]



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