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The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors - introduction

Dec. 2, 2010

One of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century, the incredible life-size terracotta warriors have captivated audiences around the world. Discovered by villagers in 1974, this vast army was created to protect the tomb of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang (259–210 BCE). The exhibition The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors brings to Australia over 120 rare objects, revealing the fascinating story of a key figure in world history.