XI'AN - Treasures of Imperial China

New temporary exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Val d'Oise, Xi'an - Treasures of Imperial China, presented from 14 October 2017 to 16 September 2018.

A few kilometers from Xi'An, in the heart of China, more than 6 life-size terracotta statues of soldiers have come out of a slumber of more than 000 years. They are the eternal guardians of the mausoleum of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi, who unified the Warring States and left as a legacy an Empire that will last until the beginning of the 2th century.

The exhibition Xi'An, Treasures of Imperial China, borrowed from Caen Expo-Congrès and presented at the Archaeological Museum of Val d'Oise from October 14, 2017 to September 16, 2018, immerses you in this incredible discovery made by two peasants in 1974 and reveals the secrets of this unique archaeological site in the world .

Learn about the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom through a chronology illustrated by 7 original objects from the collections of the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, with regard to contemporary Valois archaeological discoveries.

Un fun and discovery area is dedicated to young audiences and families. Test your knowledge with a selection of iconic monuments from world history, build your own soldiers and learn about their roles in the Imperial Army. Finally, a theater Chinese shadows as well as a reading space, music and games opens a window on the Chinese culture of yesterday and today.


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