Living and working in Washington, D.C., definitely has its perks. One day I’m in the elevator with Fox News heavy hitter Chris Wallace and the next day it’s former majority leader and almost-DHHS secretary Tom Daschle. And by the way, Daschle is a very sharp dresser. It’s a pretty cool town.
Even cooler though, is that we have some of the most stunning museums in the world and are home to leading research and exploration organizations like The National Geographic Society. I was recently contacted by National Geographic and asked to help promote their museum’s upcoming exhibition – Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.
I strongly believe that being interested in the world and having some level of intellectual curiosity are very stylish traits, so I am more than happy to oblige. Of course, growing up I also wanted to be Indiana Jones, so the fact that National Geographic likes OTC is pretty awesome!
Running November 19, 2009 – March 31, 2010, the exhibition is an in-depth look at the First Emperor’s historic tomb complex and showcases 15 life-size terra cotta figures, which represent soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats and animals. The exhibition includes many other objects such as ceremonial stone armor, weapons, and bronze birds.
This is a truly remarkable opportunity to see one of the ancient world’s great wonders. Unless you have a trip planned to China in the next few years, this is possibly your last chance to see the warriors! The National Geographic museum will host the warriors in their last scheduled U.S. appearance, meaning it will be ages before they are back in the United States.
Tickets for the exhibition are a very reasonable $12. To learn more about the discovery and history of China’s amazing 8,000 strong terra cotta army, please visit National Geographic’s website or the exhibition’s very own blog.
Stay tuned for updates.