AAUW Sponsors Trip to See Terra Cotta Warriors at the National Gepgraphic Museum

On Saturday, February 13, 2010, AAUW (American Association of University Women) is offering a trip to see the Terra Cotta Warriors on tour from China.  The National Geographic Museum is the final venue of the Terra Cotta Warriors four city tour in the United States.  This show represents the largest number of Terra Cotta Warriors ever to travel to the United States for a single inhabitation.  More than 100 artifacts from the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, who ruled from 221 B.C. to 210 B.C, will be on display.

The average Terra Cotta Warrior is 6 feet tall and weighs 300-400 lbs.  Craftsmen sculpted individual facial features for each figure by hand.  Many of the faces are thought to resemble the artists or members of the inner court.  It is believed that no two faces are identical.  The warriors were found in 1974 by a group of farmers digging a well near Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province.  More than 1000 life size figures have been unearthed with estimates of 6000 remaining to be removed.

The cost of the day is $50.00, which includes bus and entrance to the exhibition.  Bus leaves old Lowes parking lot at 9 AM. and leaves Washington at 4 PM.  Proceeds from the trip will benefit the Easton AAUW Mature Woman’s Grant.

Contact Lois Krum at 410-673-7794 or email: leahrose@hughes.net for reservations or information.

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