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Terracotta Warriors (The Terracotta Army of the 'First Emperor of China')

Date
Jul 04 2014 - Oct 05 2014
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Address

The Ambassador Theatre, Parnell Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)1890925100
E: info@ambassadordublin.com

This world renowned exhibition has over 150 perfectly executed replications of The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China (who died in 210 BC), the tomb was discovered in 1974 by farmers in Xian, China.

This world renowned exhibition has over 150 perfectly executed replications of The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China (who died in 210 BC), the tomb was discovered in 1974 by farmers in Xian, China. During his lifetime, Emperor Qin Shihuangdi ordered a spectacular tomb to be built in his honour. Because he was the first of his imperial dynasty he expected to last for 10,000 years, so his tomb was quickly forgotten. In 1974, farmers in Xian, in the Chinese province of Shannxi found the tomb of the first emperor when digging for a fountain. People were astounded when they heard that a huge, life size army of naturally crafted terracotta warriors had been uncovered. In 1987 this incredible treasure was declared a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO. This exhibition has over 150 perfectly executed replications of The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, displayed on 800 to 1,000 m2 (10,000 to 12,000 square ft.) of surface. A section of the digging field number 1 in Xian in 1:1 scale is also on display. The cavern is equipped with over 100 life-size warriors, horses and war craft. Around the digging hole is a 300m2 full colour diorama of the original cavern site representing the vast size of the hole. Visitors can expect to be utterly transported on a journey through time through the use of mystical sounds, text and lightshows while the history of the first emperor of China and his army is narrated. Each figure is displayed under spotlight so one can expect to get a sense of the full magnitude of this important archaeological find.

***Please note end date to be confirmed***