Anji exhibition highlights Terracotta Army
An exhibition featuring cultural relics, including some terracotta warriors and horses transported from Xi'an, Shannxi province, opens in Anji county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Dec 10. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]
An exhibition featuring cultural relics, including some terracotta warriors and horses transported from Xi'an, Shannxi province, recently opened in Anji county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province.
The life-sized terracotta army was discovered at the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-207 BC) in Xi'an in March 1974. It is reputed to be one of the greatest archaeological finds in the twentieth century and the eighth wonder of the world.
Slated to run until March 10, 2022, the exhibition is being held in the newly established museum built on the Anji Ancient City Site, the site of the royal mausoleum in the early period of the Yue Kingdom (2032 BC to 222BC), which was unearthed in 2001 in the northern part of the county.
Occupying an area of more than 3,000 square meters, the museum, the first ever built on an evocation site from the city, is designed to display archaeological achievements and basic archaeological knowledge in Anji since the Shang (c. 16th-11th century BC) and Zhou (c.11th century-256 BC) dynasties.
Nearly a thousand sets of cultural relics unearthed in Anji and its surroundings are also on display at the museum along with the terracotta figurines from Xi'an.
Visitors must make a reservation in advance and are required to wear face masks, present their health codes, have their temperatures taken before entering the museum.
A terracotta warrior on display in the museum in Anji county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]