Friday, 8 February 2008
HOT: The First Emperor, China's Terracotta Warriors, British Museum
I had forgotten about the grandeur of the British Museum's Great Court, and it is a great introduction to this exhibition, which is all about a grand Chinese dynasty. There are many artifacts and not that many terracotta warriors, but the audio guide takes you in detail through the history of the Qin dynasty, the world which developed as a result of the First Emperor, his mad egotistical mind and then up close to individually cast terracotta warriors, acrobats and birdlife. Fascinating and educational.