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Terracotta Army at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Terracotta Army at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


You only have a short time left to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA to view the special exhibit Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. Click on the link to reach the VMFA website and to register for this exhibit. Dolores and I were fortunate to see the terracotta army when we visited China.


This exhibit ends on March 11, 2018.


"First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China,  an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.

The exhibition also features arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. Excavated from the First Emperor’s mausoleum complex, as well as aristocratic and nomadic tombs, the objects date from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 BC) through the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) and represent the complex history, myths, and burial customs of ancient China. They also explore the First Emperor’s profound influence on Chinese history."


Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • March 02 2018 08:09PM


Sounds very interesting.  To far for me to go but if it was closer...

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

I like the way you added the description to this exhibit. Must be interesting to be close to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

This is an exhibit I would love to see, Roy.  I've read about this and have seen the pictures of the original site.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Good morning Roy Kelley 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day.

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) about 1 year ago

Good morning Roy. Sounds like an interseting exhibit to view, but distance will prevnt it. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago

Roy, I would imagine many would enjoy this special exhibit, but better hurry with less than a week left.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

How exciting to see Roy. I would love to be able to view it. Have a good day, we are getting ready for another storm and have not even cleaned up from the last one, 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 year ago

This has been a very popular exhibit that has attracted large crowds of visitors.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago


This a great exhibit, which we happened to bump into on a trip to London many years ago.  It was eerie looking at the exhibit.  Stay safe and warm today.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Those interested had better hurry. I would check it out if I was in the area.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

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