Here at Discovery Times Square, we love to showcase history’s most important discoveries. Some of the remarkable experiences we’ve brought to Times Square have included King Tut, the Titanic, Pompeii and the Dead Sea Scrolls—and now we’re thrilled to announce our latest blockbuster—Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China’s First Emperor!
On display at our 44th Street location through the summer and organized with the China Institute, Terracotta Warriors: The Exhibition features life-size clay soldiers and horses created more than 2,000 years ago to protect China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, in his afterlife. Discovered by accident in 1974, thousands of the soldiers—carefully lined up in massive pits, ready to protect their leader—and so many other important artifacts in the Emperor’s tomb complex are still being excavated by archaeologists. To many people, these amazing warriors are considered the Eighth Wonder of the World!
Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you an inside look at the Terracotta Warriors and the world of China’s first emperor. You’ll learn how the soldiers were made, how the Emperor united a group of warring states to create the China we know today, the incredible mysteries surrounding the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, and so much more.
If you’re in New York City this summer, come visit the Terracotta Warriors in person at Discovery Times Square. Along with the warriors, the exhibition features hundreds of other ancient artifacts (some never seen before in the U.S.), including weapons, jewelry, and bronzes, as well as the world premiere of a beautiful ancient tomb gate. Read our New York Times review here, and purchase individual and group tickets here. Don’t forget to check for updates on our special offers, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.