Terracotta warriors storm Chicago

You can cross seeing the famous Chinese terracotta warriors off your bucket list this spring.

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Ten of the warriors that China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, created to protect him in the afterlife will be on display at the Field Museum beginning March 4 at the China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors exhibit.

After incredible success as China’s leader, Shihuangdi had made enough enemies to request a burial complex that included an estimated 8,000 figures to protect and entertain him. You’ll learn much more about Shihuangdi’s reign and the ongoing scientific investigations about the mysteries of his tomb at the exhibit. This is the warriors’ first return to the museum in 30 years.

Although the vivid purple, teal, and red that the terracotta army has long worn off after more than 2,000 years, modern replicas modeled after how the original statues would have looked will also be at the exhibit.

Tickets to China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors will be included in Field’s Discovery and All-Access passes, and discounts are available for Chicago residents.

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