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Warriors, Tombs and Temples" Coming to the Bowers

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Warriors, Tombs and Temples" Coming to the Bowers

The Los Angeles County Office of Education
is proud to announce

The Bowers Museum
Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy
October 1, 2011 - March 4, 2012

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

In 2008, the Bowers was honored to host the highly-acclaimed, record-setting Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, declared by TIME Magazine as one of the top 10 museum exhibitions of that year.

Now, in 2011, the warrior spirit lives on! The Bowers Museum is proud to announce the sequel, opening Oct. 1, 2011, Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China’s Enduring Legacy. Tickets on sale now. The exhibition features the famous life-size terra cotta warriors, protector of China’s first emperor Qin Shihuangdi, whose mausoleum complex is considered the eighth wonder of the world. Newly excavated, the painted garments and armor are clearly visible thanks to new conservation techniques. Smaller in scale but equally impressive are some of the more than 40,000 smiling terra cotta warriors from the imperial tomb compounds of Han emperors Gaozu and Jingdi. They are presented in combination with concubines, animals and a multitude of objects that insured a lavish and comfortable afterlife.

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I went to the opening of the "Warriors, Tombs and Temples" exhibit at the Bowers yesterday. It was the first time I had the chance to see the terra cotta warriors, and I was impressed! The museum had an archer, two foot soldiers, and a horse on display. The also had many other artifacts from tombs and from a Buddhist temple. The temple's artifacts were very interesting, especially four nesting reliquaries which once held the Buddha's finger. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of China.