January 13, 2020

Our Family Trip to China, Part Four

If you’re ever in China and have the opportunity, I encourage you to visit the well-known Terra-cotta Museum and the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of Chinese history.

On Day-5 of our trip, we toured the Museum, located on about 50-acres in the Lintong District of Shaanxi. We saw an amazing collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It is a form of funerary art that was buried with the emperor in 210 to 209 BCE with the purpose of protecting him in his afterlife. The figures were discovered in 1974 by local farmers and include thousands of warriors, chariots, and horses.

Enjoy these photos.