At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, it isn’t just about
Nor is it just about
They have other exhibits worth visiting, as well. Like this, for example:
Coming after the successful Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor exhibit, Warriors, Tombs and Temples* features artifacts from both royal tombs and Buddhist temples, including
Yes, they include four of the original Terra Cotta Warriors from the tomb of Qín Shǐ Huáng, the first Emporer of China. And, thanks to advanced conservation techniques, we are able to see previously unknown features of the artifacts. For example, the face of this warrior? It’s green!
Of course, there is more to see than warriors. There are also
I also saw a Reliquary made of gold!
and a statue of Buddha:
This is an exhibit well worth the time to visit it. It will not be here much longer, as the last day it is open for visitors is Sep 3, 2012. After which, the artifacts will head home to China. If you are in the area, you should make time on your Labor Day weekend (if not before) to explore life in ancient China! And, if you don’t have the time to see it in person (or don’t live in the area), you can live vicariously through me! By looking at the other photos I took on my Flickr set! Happy WW!
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