Archive for October, 2009

Flickr Contest– Happy Halloween

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

Our favorite costume just happens to be that of a warrior. Bet you’d jump with fright too if you were surprised by Chi Chang.  Boo!

"Terra Cotta" is not "Mummy"

Check out these reactions:

In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, National Geographic Museum is running a photo challenge to find your very best terra cotta warrior photographs. Have you visited the First Emperor’s tomb in Xi’an, China? Do you have fantastic photographs of the warriors, horses, chariots, or any of the remarkable archaeological finds? Submit your photos here.

Please upload photos that match our theme and continue to check back. We will periodically review the images and select photos to feature on our blog and the best photo will featured at the museum during the exhibition!

Terra Cotta Warriors will be on view in Washington, DC from November 19, 2009 – March 31, 2010.

Bored?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

Go ahead, waste a little bit of time playing these ancient Chinese children’s (adults? if you are me…) games. Don’t let my colleagues at National Geographic Museum know, but I’ve spent many a lunch break (coffee break… err…. work day 😉 ) playing tangram games in the office.

For those who don’t know, tangrams are 7 piece puzzles first invented in Ancient China.

Check them out, here: http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/tangrams/index.html

E-book.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

You waited. We slaved. Now enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Terra Cotta Warriors E-book (click this link!)

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Flickr Contest

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

The Terracotta Army

In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, National Geographic Museum is running a photo challenge to find your very best terra cotta warrior photographs. Have you visited the First Emperor’s tomb in Xi’an, China? Do you have fantastic photographs of the warriors, horses, chariots, or any of the remarkable archaeological finds? Submit your photos here.

Please upload photos that match our theme and continue to check back. We will periodically review the images and select photos to feature on our blog and the best photo will featured at the museum during the exhibition!

Terra Cotta Warriors will be on view in Washington, DC from November 19, 2009 – March 31, 2010.

Facebook Fans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

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Did you know that we sometimes give special offers to our facebook fans?

Find us, by searching for “National Geographic Museum.”

Post a comment when you fan us and you’ll be entered to win “free exhibit tickets.”  That and you’ll get to stay in the loop about all of our cool comings and goings.

Certainly never hurts to have friends. 😉

Free Cruise- In case you didn’t already hear.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

Viking River Cruises, one of our sponsors for the upcoming exhibit has graciously donated a free cruise! We are just as excited as you are even though museum staff aren’t allowed to enter.

Check out the contest here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/terracottawarriors/specialevents.html (scroll to the middle/bottom of the page).

Behind the Scenes Preview

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 by theterracottawarriors

Check out more photos from our exhibition, as you take a little sneak preview!

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