The Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante, MARQ has received a visit of the head of the Centre for the Promotion of the Cultural Heritage of Shaanxi, Zhang Xiao Ying, and the deputy director of the National Museum of History Museum of the same town, Wen Jun, to finalize the previous preparations to the temporary exhibition of the Warriors of Xi’an, planned to go on display in Alicante next year.
Both have been received by the deputy of Culture, César Augusto Asencio, in the Provincial Palace, accompanied by the director of the museum, Manuel Olcina, and by the manager of the MARQ Foundation, José Alberto Cortés, together with Petra Rothoff, Director of Exhibitions of Museums Partner.
It is a very ambitious exhibition which has been in the planning stage for some time. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi’an, Shaanxi, China and their location declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.