CHINESE TERRACOTTA ARMY EXHIBITED IN KAZAKH NATIONAL MUSEUM
Four sculptures of the Chinese Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors are exhibited in Kazakhstan’s National Museum. The exposition is open now and features over 80 artifacts found during the excavations of Terracotta Warriors. There are weapons, house ware, golden and silver jewelry and four clay sculptures.
KUANYSHBEK MUKHANGALIYEV, CHIEF EXPERT, KAZAKH MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS:
- The exhibition was organized as part of the bilateral agreement between the Kazakh and Chinese Culture Ministries. This is a unique exhibition featuring artifacts dating back to 200 year BC.
Terracotta Warriors were constructed by the order of the First Chinese Emperor in the third century BC. The figures were made to accompany the tomb as an afterlife guard. Warriors’ sculptures are true work of art. Faces of all 8,000 figures appear to be different. Archeological discovery is listed in UNESCO Cultural Heritage.
SHANG XI SHUNG, EXHIBITION CURATOR, CHINA:
- This is a bridge between past and present for the Chinese people. Our young generation learns about the ancient history of China this way. We would like to exhibit such wonderful historical artifacts in Kazakhstan.
Terracotta Warriors will be in Astana until September 10, the day when expo closes. Kazakhstan and China are actively negotiating on exhibiting Kazakh historical relics in China. It is known that the legendary Golden Warrior will be exhibited in China.