14 Jun '11, 3am

Exhibition featuring Chinese terracotta warriors to open at Asian Civilisations Museum next Friday

Exhibition featuring Chinese terracotta warriors to open at Asian Civilisations Museum next Friday

Curator Selena Wang checking a terracotta general after it was installed yesterday. The exhibition titled Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor And His Legacy will run from June 24 to Oct 16 at the Asian Civilisations Museum. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG CHINESE terracotta warriors descended on the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) earlier this month, and were unpacked yesterday for an upcoming exhibition. Titled Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor And His Legacy, the exhibition will open next Friday at the ACM. This is the first time the terracotta army has made its way to South-east Asia. The figures, which are considered one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, were packed into wooden crates and strapped into frame supports within the crates to prevent any movement. They were transported from Xi'an to Shanghai by truck over three days, a...

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