The Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors, originally uploaded by China.Holidays.

As you’re probably aware, the British Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of some of the famous Terracotta Warriors. Here at China Holidays we thought you might like to see some photographs of them in situ.

The figures are 2,200 years old and (obviously) made from terra cotta. 20 figures, their horses, chariots, weapons and kit make up the exhibition. They have been protecting the first Qin emperor since his death in 210BC. Each figures is estimated to be worth between £750,000 to £1.5 million.

The exhibition explores the life and reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di, as well as the excavation of the warriors themselves. It’s on from now until April 6th 2008, and we’d encourage you to visit it , and perhaps think about getting a taste of China at home! You can get more information on the exhibition directly from the British Museum Website. In the meanwhile, enjoy the photographs!

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