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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
OF NOTE: Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit Opens this THURS, Nov 19th at National Geographic! Runs through March 31, 2010 $6-$12
Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor
O. Louis Mazzatenta/National Geographic Image Collection
National Geographic Musuem's newest Exhibit "Terra Cotta Warriors" Opens this Thursday, November 19th
Nearly 2,000 years ago, thousands of life-size clay figures were buried in massive underground pits to accompany China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, into the afterlife. Their discovery outside the city of Xi'an in 1974 is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Now, you can stand face-to-face with these terra cotta warriors.
Tickets are $6 - $12, purchase online or call 202-857-7281
The museum is open from 10:00am - 6:00pm daily and on Wednesdays 'til 9:00pm.
Complete info online here! The exhibit remains on view through Wednesday, March 31st 2010.
I just found out about this promo for free ticket giveaways on Wednesday nights for the 6:00pm viewing from a comment a reader made: "There is also an opportunity for free tickets to see Terra Cotta Warriors. The exhibition will be open for extended viewing hours on Wednesdays until 9 pm. On these evenings, 200 free, same-day tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution will begin at the museum at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. viewing. These are all courtesy the PIMCO Foundation and will occur every Wednesday during the exhibition run."
National Geographic Museum
17th & M St, NW
Metro: Farragut North, Farragut West or Dupont Circle, South exit