China's Terracotta Warriors

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Date: 
February 22, 2013 - May 27, 2013
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Where:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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(415) 581-3500
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Driven to secure his place in the afterlife, China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, began planning for his burial shortly after he ascended the throne at age 13. His vision was not of a simple tomb, but rather of a subterranean palace guarded by more than 7,000 well-armed, brightly painted terra-cotta soldiers and horses. See 10 of the life-size statues and 120 other rare objects from the nearly 250,000-square-foot UNESCO World Heritage site at a traveling exhibit that makes its only stop in the West in San Francisco.

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