Thursday, November 19, 2009

Terra Cotta Warriors are here!

The National Geographic Museum is the final stop on the U.S. tour of Terra Cotta Warriors.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, thousands of life-size clay figures were buried in massive underground pits to accompany China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, into the afterlife. Their discovery outside the city of Xi'an in 1974 is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Terra Cotta Warriors is a self-guided exhibition and will take approximately an hour to view.

Dates: November 19, 2009 to March 31, 2010
Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed December 25, 2009

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

*200 free day-of tickets will be available for the 6:00 p.m. exhibition viewing every Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed at 5:30 p.m. with a limit of two tickets per person.

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