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Terracotta Army to invade Palma for exhibition

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Terracotta Army exhibition

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Terracotta warriors 2 (Photo credit: RachelF2SEA)

 

Palma.—Palma City Council in association with Terra Präsent S.L yesterday announced that an exhibition of The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses” is going to open in Palma on May 3.

The exhibition will feature a collection of some 150 excellent replicas of the 8’000 terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

The replicas have been made using the traditional ancient methods used in funerary art during the period 210–209 BC.

Apart from the 150 soldiers, which will include generals, archers, officials and 12 cavalry horses all of the original size, there will also be 1’000 miniature soldiers.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a collection of female fashions dating back some 2’260 years.

The clothes have been recreated by a group of experts and various designers and based on the designs which were found in the giant tomb.

The original sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang were buried to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over.

Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8’000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.

Other terracotta nonmilitary figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.

The Palma exhibition is going to be housed in a 2000 square metre marquee which will be erected on the Levante Industrial Estate which is behind where the new convention centre is being built near the GESAbuilding on Palma’s sea front.

via Majorca Daily Bulletin.

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