Monday’s Fast Facts

With September almost on us, the exhibit’s grand opening is soon approaching. We’ve seen unprecedented tickets sales in the past few weeks and all numbers indicate that this will continue in the foreseeable future. Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance!

1.) The workers used ancient techniques of bronze casting, using complex ceramic molds, to create the clay army.
2.) Plans for the tomb were expanded after Emperor Qin united China in 221BC.
3.) The underground pits were developed in succession, one after another, rather than as part of a single plan.
4.) The emperor kept a private menagerie and hunting park, and the tomb contains wild animals and birds, each buried in a coffin.
5.) One pit contained a group of pottery figures of entertainers, wrestlers, and acrobats. Craftsmen created a sense of movement in these figures through lifelike gestures and diverse body types.

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