The world famous exhibition of China’s Terracotta army is ready to thrill and enthral all over again as it returns to the UK in 2018 for the first time since 2008 at the World Museum in Liverpool as part of a special exhibition to celebrate ten years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture.
The Terracotta Army, which comprises a breath-taking collection of 8,000 military sculptures, the majority of which remain buried, was created to protect China’s First Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife, until it was discovered by luck during an excavation in 1974 in Xi’an in North West China. Now it is one of the most spectacular sights and extraordinary museums exhibitions, which must be at the top of your list of things to do in 2018.
During this very special coach break with National Holidays you will get chance to marvel at this incredible archaeological phenomenon as part of a new unmissable exhibition comprising a collection of sculptures and 180 artefacts, over half of which have never been on display in the UK before. A true sight to behold, admire the craftsmanship of the soldiers – each individually crafted with their own hair and facial features -marvel at life-sized terracotta horses and chariots, and see other beautifully crafted objects from the Emperor’s vast mausoleum complex.
Collectively, these magnificent artefacts unearth fascinating insights into the Emperor's pursuit of immortality and his desire to rule for eternity, as well as China’s colourful history, from its struggles and warring states during the 8th century BC to the rise of the Qin State and its unification in 221BC, before the prosperous Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD).
The exhibition is magically brought to life through specially-commissioned immersive technology which will take you on an incredible journey back to ancient China for an unforgettable first-hand experience.
The Terracotta Army is the most anticipated and must-see UK museum event of 2018. Secure your tickets now with National Holidays.
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