Houston will be one of only three stops in the nation for a future exhibition featuring the famous Terra Cotta Warriors from Xi’an, China.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science will host the exhibition from May 18 to Sept. 25, 2009.
Among the items on display will be 20 life-sized terra cotta figures and two recently discovered, half-sized bronze chariots and life-sized bronze animals found inside the tomb complex of China’s first emperor, Quin Shi Huan, who lived from 259 B.C. to 210 B.C.
The History Channel recently aired a show — Engineering an Empire: China, I think — that detailed some of the amazing things found in that tomb. This should be a fascinating exhibit, and is quite a nice catch for the Museum of Natural Science.