British Museum: The First Emperor of China
 
   
Start Date 13/09/2006
 
End Date 07/04/2008
 
Location London 
 
Country United Kingdom 
 
Description Admission charge, sponsored by Morgan Stanley

One of the largest loan exhibitions ever to be staged at the British Museum

Will contain the most loans ever agreed for an overseas exhibition by Xian

Show will run for six months and is the first temporary exhibition to take place in the historic round reading room

This major loan exhibition will present a reassessment of one of the best known discoveries in world archaeology, the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China. Some of these famous figures have travelled abroad since the surprise discovery of the site in 1974, but no loan exhibition has ever assembled so many important objects, including newly discovered pieces which have never left China before. 

 
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