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The First Emperor's Legacy

The underground terracotta army found in the First Emperor’s burial complex is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable and mysterious discoveries from the ancient world.
A sprawling citadel has been unearthed, complete with gardens and stables, bronze ritual vessels, jade jewelry, and a wealth of gold and silver ornaments.

Besides revealing much about an ancient way of life, observing the physical construction of the underground complex and the methodical production of the figures reveals a set of themes from which we gain a window of insight to the First Emperor’s worldview and enduring influence. By viewing the exhibit through the lens of these themes—Immortality, Innovation, Archaeology and Unification—we see more clearly Qin Shihuang's extraordinary vision, insatiable quest for power and his contribution to historical and modern-day China.