This blog is about sharing our experience of living in Singapore from February 2007 thru to February 2012 and all the wonderful things we saw, what we did and the places we have been. In other words, our everyday experiences! This blog will continue to survive as I add more information when appropriate.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
The Terrcotta Warriors exhibition - part three
The Terracotta Warriors exhibition will finish here in Singapore on October 16.
1974, workers in China were busy digging a new well
when they made the most amazing discovery.They came upon a pit where initially, they
unearthed 1,000 pieces of pottery figurines, a few
bronze chariots, horses, and weapons that would have
been used during that era.However, they soon discovered this pit was
massive and the resting place of more than 6,000
full-size soldiers made from terra cotta, all
standing in formation, many with their horses ready
were ecstatic about this find and intrigued that the
horses all faced east and the soldiers each had
unique facial expressions, making them appear
uncanny but realistic.To date, 96 horses and 11 chariots have been
uncovered but archaeologists believe this is just the
objects decorated a half life-size wooden chariot discovered near the
First Emperor's tomb mound. The First Emperor ordered construction of
new roads to consolidate the empire, and made journeys to inspect his
territories decorated with components like these.
This is the third in a series of blog posts on the exhibition.