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Staggering beauty demonstrated power and madness.

by lillybrook on December 30, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My 3 year old and I went to see the Terra cotta soldiers exhibit this afternoon. She loves it; every detail on the armor, every strand of hair in a horse's mane, every tarnished green dragon on a bell or drum. The history catches me. The story of an emperor so focused on his own death and so paranoid that it might be recreated -- even in part -- after he dies, entombs the artisans that created this for him... well, it's just incredible. Not one terra cotta soldier is like another, and there are hundreds. We were awestruck.

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