The Terracotta Army of the “First Emperor of China”
210 bc emperor Qin Shihuangdi died. Still during his lifetime he ordered his magnificent tomb. Because he was the first and also the last relative of his imperial dynasty, meant to last for 10,000 years, his tomb was easily forgotten. In 1974, farmers in Xian in the Chinese province of Shannxi found the tomb of the first emperor when digging for a fountain. Nobody believed the news of a huge and life size army on naturally crafted terracotta warriors. In the meantime this treasure has been declared a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1987.
EMS EXHIBITS offers a presentation of over 150 high quality replications of the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, displayed on 800 – 1,000 m2 (10,000 – 12,000 sqft) of exhibition space.
EMS EXHIBITS is presenting a section of the digging field number 1 in Xian in 1:1 scale. The cavern is equipped with 100 life-size warriors, horses and war-craft. Around the digging hole is a 300m2 (3,000 sqft) full color diorama of the original cavern site representing the huge size of the hole. While the visitors sit or stand on tribunes a mystical sound- and light-show in conjunction with a text presentation narrates the history of the first emperor of China and his army. The figures are set in light one by one to invite the visitor on an impressive journey through time.
On top more than 70 fantastic replications are presented in displays, of which 7 are rebuilt body figures in highest quality, taller than life-size of the different categories of man at that time like governor, officer, horses, weaponry, jewelry, tools of daily use and art.
In the movie theater a documentary is presented on the intriguing history of the discovery of the Terracotta Army by the Chinese farmers in March 1974. Large scale images and text information completes this extraordinary exhibition.