Dwight Watt - Watt Thoughts #176 3/15/2009

#176 Terracotta soldiers (Watt Thoughts)

Went to Atlanta today and saw the Terracotta Soldier exhibit at the High Museum. They were impressive here, only about 10, missing effect was number there. The terracotta soldiers (made to defend the First Emperor in the afterworld) were one of the most impressive sites I saw in China in 2005. They were discovered in 1974. Besides the soldiers, the exhibit here had a horse, carriage, bird and couple entertainers from the thousands in Xi'an China. I do not remember the entertainers on exhibit in China and the descriptions and related artifacts were more complete here (or else I missed them by the overwhelming site of the pits (sizes of football fields and bigger) when I was there). They leave Atlanta next month to spend summer in Houston and then in DC in the fall. See them if you can. Atlanta was a lot closer than Xi'an to see them.

While at the high I toured the whole museum (I had never been before) and they had interesting art.



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