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2012-08-15 10:22:12

Asian Art Museum kicks off 10(th) anniversary in Civic Center with epic exhibition SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian Art Museum kicks off its 10(th) anniversary in San Francisco's Civic Center with an exhibition from one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern times. China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy will be on view February 22 - May 27, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/DC58107) The exhibition...

2012-08-06 02:25:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The final weeks are upon Discovery Times Square's blockbuster exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor. After receiving an unprecedented number of visitors since its opening in April, the artifacts will be returned to China after their final day in Times Square on August 26. Including hundreds of artifacts dating back to 221 BCE, the exhibition features nine authentic terracotta warrior figures, standing more than six feet...

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2012-06-13 14:32:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Chinese archeologists have discovered an additional 100 clay warriors at Xi'an mausoleum, bringing the total number of soldiers to 8,000. The new finding suggests that Emperor Qinshihuang's terracotta army fell to arson and looting by the military leader who overthrew the First Emperor's dynasty. "We have found large quantities of red clay and charcoal along with holes for robbing in the major pit," Shen Maosheng, who is leading one of the teams, told...

2012-04-16 06:23:51

NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor, a new immersive exhibition of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in modern time, is set to make its Northeast U.S. debut in New York City at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) on April 27. The exhibition will feature artifacts dating back to 221 BCE, including the world premiere of a set of gates from an ancient Han burial chamber, the U.S. debut of more than 20...

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2009-06-12 10:56:05

More clay figures of high-ranking officers may be revealed in the renewed excavation of China's famous terra cotta army, archaeologists said. A third phase of excavation is to begin Saturday on the largest of three pits containing the terra cotta army in Xian, in northwest China, China Daily reported Friday. The life-sized soldier and horse statues date from 210 B.C. and are part of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The majority of the figures found so far are...

2007-07-03 00:20:00

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese researchers say they have found a strange pyramid-shaped chamber while surveying the massive underground tomb of China's first emperor and theorize it was built as a passageway for his soul. Remote sensing equipment has revealed what appears to be a 100-foot-high room above Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb near the ancient capital of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. The room has not been excavated. Diagrams of the chamber are based...