Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor


Pacific Science Center (map) Seattle Center
Through Sept 4

When the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was buried, he wasn't entirely alone—less than a mile from his mausoleum stood a flock of life-size terracotta warriors, offering protection for the afterlife. Eventually they were slowly swallowed by the earth, and went unnoticed for thousands of years...until 1974, when they were rediscovered by local farmers. Since then, a few of the warriors have been on tour (The British Museum in London had its best attendance in 2008, when 12 of the figures and assorted artifacts were displayed there) and now, some of them are at the Pacific Science Center. It's a great chance to learn a little history while observing large, unique, and very old (210 BCE) sculptures.

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Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours: daily

Venue Hours
  • daily
Event Times
  • Through Sept 4
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