Museums & Exhibition
Terracotta Army Exhibition @ Bourse
From 19 November 2012 to 17 February 2013 www.expoterracotta.be|
From 18 November 2012 to 17 February 2013, the Brussels Bourse hosts the landmark Terracotta Army exhibition : a reconstitution of the terracotta army of the first Emperor of China...
The travelling TERRACOTTA ARMY exhibition allows visitors to admire the last great archaeological discovery of the 20th century after that of the tomb of Tutankhamun: the terra-cotta army of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
In Brussels, over an area of more than 800 m², visitors can contemplate the spectacular reconstitution, to the original scale, of more than 150 warriors, horses and chariots and the pit in which they were found. Around the pit, a stunning colour diorama will be projected over 300 m³. It gives an exact idea of the enormous size of the archaeological site in which the mausoleum is buried. Visitors will also be able to see a "son & lumière" (sound and light) show telling the story of the first Emperor of China and his army, as well as a documentary recounting the fascinating history of the archaeological discovery of the necropolis. More than 70 fantastic replicas will also be shown in display cases: warriors, horses, arms, jewels, everyday tools, art works of the era ... and 7 larger-than-life reconstructed statues. Very large-sized images accompanied by explanatory texts will complete this extraordinary exhibition, which is entertaining but also educational and intended for a wide audience.