The Terracotta Army
18 May to 19 Aug 2018 BLG Forum
China’s terracotta army, arguably the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century, is set to take Bremen by storm in its debut appearance in the Hanseatic city. Around 150 expertly crafted replicas of figures from the famous army will be captivating northern Germany in an exhibition running from 18 May to 19 August 2018. The faithful facsimiles of the terracotta warriors are joined by other exhibits which will transport visitors back to the time of China’s first emperor. The skilfully crafted replica warriors were produced by artisans employing exactly the same processes and craftsmanship as was used for the originals – working right next to the burial complex in the Chinese province of Shaanxi, with ancient kilns and using materials from the same clay pits. Each figure consists of up to seven hollow individual parts that are joined together during firing. The bodies are always the same, with the warriors only distinguished by the individual heads that are attached to them. A total of 250 exhibits also include replica weapons and realistic representations of animals, as well as amour and clothes from the different imperial dynasties. The models, films, pictures and additional figures allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the age of the Eternal Emperor and the history of ancient China.