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Terracotta Warriors of Qin

When:

Thu 9 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm
Fri 10 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 11 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 12 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm
Mon 13 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: CEO

See the Terracotta Warriors of Qin up close and personal. Open every day - closing 13 April 2009.

The Terracotta Warriors of Qin recreates the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ – a discovery unearthed in the 1970s. Excavations revealed a fully equipped Terracotta Army; incredibly detailed life-size figures, guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor.

The exhibition at the St James Theatre features a spectacular display of more than 50 of the famed Terracotta Warriors of Qin, made by professional artisans from the home of the original museum in Xi’an, China.

Plus hundreds of weapons from the Qin Dynasty (pre-206 BC) including swords, spears, daggers, arrows and axes are on display, along with burial objects, rare bronze and jade works of art from the time, and an impressive bronze chariot, complete with horses. This private collection is a mix of authentic museum pieces and reproductions.

If you can’t travel to China to marvel at the treasures from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, then you must visit this amazing display of life-size Terracotta Warriors of Qin and hundreds of other treasures here in Wellington.