We were recently able to visit the Bower Museum’s Warriors : Tombs and Temples. If the exhibit comes to a museum near you, be sure to visit! It was an awesome exhibit!
The tour started out with a brief history of the three dynasties featured in the exhibit.
The Qin Dynasty
The Han Dynasty
and The Tang Dynasty
The size of the figures are impressive as is the individuality of each figure. Every face different!
The burial pits featured not only soldiers, but also life-sized horses.
Fighting my way through a crowd of boys, I found a case filled with weapons found in the pits with the soldiers.
Like Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife, the Chinese believed the dead would need everything they had during their earthly life in the next life.