For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire.
Our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils visited this unmissable exhibition which spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.
The exhibition included a number of objects that have never been on show in the UK before, including material from museums and institutes from across Shaanxi Province, excavated over the last 40 years from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs.
These spectacular artefacts shed light on the Emperor's pursuit of immortality and show how he prepared for the afterlife, and help us to understand more about everyday life in China more than two thousand years ago.
This exhibition is a major part of Liverpool’s 2018 celebrations and the city is embracing its Far East links during the exhibition’s run.