For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire.
Shedding light on the Emperor’s pursuit of immortality and everyday life in China more than 2,000 years ago, this astonishing exhibition at the World Museum showcases objects from almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the Warring States to the Qin and Han dynasties. Many have never been seen in the UK before, including artefacts from museums and institutes across Shaanxi Province, excavated over the last 40 years from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs.
This exhibition was organised by National Museums Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi History Museum (Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre), People’s Republic of China.
Image: Mr. Ziyu Qiu