A Day in the past with a Terra Cotta Soldier

He is taller than I expected

He is taller than I expected

On Saturday, we attended the Terra Cotta Soldier exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The whole visit takes about 1.5 hours and is worth every penny. This is the largest collection of these soldiers ever shown outside of China and it is excellent. Not only is there a good variety of soldiers but there is also time taken to understand the history, how the emperor came into power, the way he ruled and how the memorial was made. It is well done and deserves the reputation as the 8th wonder of the world. They have still not recovered even a third of the soldiers and have yet to enter the tomb. The technology used around 200 BC rewrites history. Chromed weapons, chariots and building techniques for earthquake country. Well worth the effort. Do your homework before going to get most out of the visit. It is only here until October 16th so don’t wait. The lines will only get longer!

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