It’s taken 2 years of planning, 46 crates, 2 days on the road from Xian to Beijing, 4 inter-continental air freight batches and a lot of extremely careful unpacking to bring 120 marvellous objects, including 12 warriors, other life-sized figures and even 2 horses, from the Museum of the Terracotta Army to London.
If you want to gawp in awe at them you’d better get your skates on. The British Museum has already sold in excess of 100,000 tickets for the exhibition which doesn’t even open till next week.
The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army opens on 13 September at the British Museum and runs till 6 April 2008. Buy timed tickets for £12 online or call 020 7323 8181.
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