john tiong chunghoo
Travel Haiku - Terra Cotta Warriors At Washington National Geographic Museum - Poem by john tiong chunghoo
terra cotta warriors
2,000 years on
Chin's men march
cold, gentle, upright
chin army lines up
to greet washington
awed eyes watched
terra cotta soldiers
The largest collection of terra cotta figures and tomb artifacts ever to visit the United States from China will conclude its tour at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., from November 19,2009, to March 31,2010. Unearthed outside the Chinese city of Xi'an in 1974, this trove of archeological treasures includes thousands of life-size clay figures that were buried in massive underground pits to accompany China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, into the afterlife.
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