The Army of Terracotta Warriors

9 Responses

  1. brookenado says:

    It’s so mind blowing, isn’t it? I can only imagine the feeling of standing in the pits there. Loved the post, I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on them & seeing your fantastic photos!

  2. davegct says:

    Wow, one of the great sights to see on this whole earth. So interesting that the Emperor was willing to go to such lengths to ensure his safety in the afterlife! I didn’t know they were painted. Did they say anything about who did the carving? Must have been a big number of carvers. And how are they so well-preserved?

  3. Sartenada says:

    Dream place for a visit. Last year we had exposition of Terracotta warriors in Finland; so I got some idea about them.

    • It was excellent to see them in situ but I think getting up close, as I hope you would have been able to, at an exhibition would be a equally good. I hope you get too see them there too.

  4. trixpin says:

    Wow. That must have been so dramatic. What a lot of work went into those … I can’t begin to imagine what it looks like close up.

  5. Charles says:

    One of my dream places to visit! I don’t think I realized that each of the characters was different.

  1. March 31, 2014

    […] The ceramics on the second floor were equally extraordinary and spanned millennia. I was particularly taken with a pretty Tibetan vase, so colourful and jolly. Much of the collection was very old yet timeless. The ceramic figurines were bewitching to view, such characterful faces that reminded me a lot of the Terracotta Warriors. […]

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