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Terra Cotta Warriors Come to the County

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The Bowers Museum presents Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, the largest loan of terra cotta figures and significant artifacts to ever travel to the U.S. from the tomb complex of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang (259–210 B.C.). Considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the First Emperor's enormous mausoleum features thousands of terra cotta warriors that were intended to protect him throughout eternity. Since their discovery, the terra cotta army has often been termed the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World. The exhibition provides a deeper knowledge of this historical site and showcases 100 sets of objects, which includes 14 complete life-size terra cotta warriors representing all aspects of the Emperor's army.

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Want to learn more about the terracotta warriors? What about Qin Shi Huang, China's fascinating first emperor who is both admired for feats such as the building of the first Great Wall and the unification of China and reviled for commanding the burning of thousands of books? Starr Beach Library has books that will satisfy your curiousity about these and other subjects of Chinese history. Stop by the reference desk and our friendly librarians will be happy to help you locate your materials.