Terracota Warriors @ ACM

Some of these “terrecota warriors” were recently brought to the Asian Civilization Museum. So last Saturday, I took some time to see what it is all about. This was the first time actual pieces were brought to SE Asia.

ACM has been providing great exhibits and programs about traditional Asian culture and history. Last year, we came to see “The Land of the Morning”, an exhibit that “explored  the identity of the Filipino people, created by the blending of indigenous local cultures and foreign influences”. One of the best museum exhibit about our culture and history that I’ve seen.

The Terracotta Warrior exhibit featured “one hundred artifacts from Shaanxi province in China. Besides terracotta figures, the display contains important bronzes and jades from the Qin state before the time of the First Emperor, Shi Huangdi. The Han dynasty inherited the legacy of unified China, and charming terracotta figures from this later period show how the First Emperor’s tomb influenced later burials.”

The Terracotta Warrior presentation was just awesome. From the looks of how many people showed up on its opening day, another successful exhibit. I’m no expert in Chinese history so seeing the exhibit was a great personal educational experience.

Line up!

The emperors horses in the afterlife.

These must be reserved livestock for the long travel to heaven. Or are they pets to keep the dead Emperor entertained?

More horse power!

Cheap Tickets!

No these are not the original terracotta warriors. More like hip hop warriors.

A terracota slave that must've been eating a lot of dumplings

The original excavation site of the emperor's burial "necropolis" with his warriors.

This one reminds me of a Chino friend from my old employer.

One of my favorite piece in display. An armor made of stone!

Is it an ox?

My shadow striking a pose. Camera flash are banned inside the building.

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