Since 1974, some 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors have been discovered guarding the tomb of the First Emperor of China. Beginning May 10th, more than 100 artifacts from the army will be displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the only stateside appearance of the warriors in 2014.
Photo Credit: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The exhibit will run through November 2nd, and sounds like it could be a must-see for archaeological fans in the Indy area:
An army of thousands, buried for centuries, protecting an emperor's tomb—come see the Terra Cotta Warriors in their only U.S. appearance in 2014! This exclusive exhibit tells the astounding story of the tomb complex of China's first emperor, and features real Terra Cotta Warriors, considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. Examine more than 100 ancient artifacts and enjoy hands-on interactives that will let families become part of the research team and explore the scientific research underway that helps us picture the army in its original vibrant colors. Timed entry exhibit; additional ticket purchase required.
More info at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.