Thursday 25 December 2014

Terracotta warriors 
exhibition marches on

Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30

The famous terracotta warriors of XiAn, China
Terracotta Warriors

THE terracotta warriors of the first emperor of China have extended their stay in Dublin following "phenomenal" demand.

The exhibition at the Ambassador Theatre on O'Connell Street features more than 150 replicas of the army, which were buried with emperor Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC.

In addition to the tomb, there are 70 display cases to view, housing "exquisite larger than life" replications of typical Chinese people of the day, including governors, officers, horses, weaponry, jewellery, art and every day tools. There is also a movie theatre airing a documentary on the discovery of the terracotta army by Chinese farmers in March 1974.

Tickets from €8 are available to purchase from Ticketmaster and the box office at the Ambassador Theatre. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 7pm until November 30.

Readers can avail of an exclusive two-for-one ticket offer by picking up a copy of the Irish Independent today, tomorrow or Friday.

See readers' offer on page 26

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