Post 296: 20 September 2018, The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
It was now time to walk to the main reason for which we had come to Liverpool. No it wasn’t the Labour Party conference. We were on a 10am timed entrance to the Terracotta Warriors exhibition.
It was being held at the World Museum, which was not far from the Premier Inn where we were staying.
We had a little time to spare before the opening and so were able to walk around William, Brown and Lime Streets.
St George’s Hall is in Neoclassical style and contains concert halls and law courts. It is grade 1 listed and very impressive. The building opened in 1841.
Nearby, at the top of William Brown Street, is a huge memorial to the Duke of Wellington, known as Wellington’s Column or the Waterloo Memorial.
Less impressive is the Unite building! There is also the library with an interesting entrance.In the distance could be seen the St John’s Beacon Viewing Gallery. Eventually it was time to enter the exhibition to be met by China’s first emperor.
For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of china’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked mysteries of a vanished empire. If your confused below about a different name for the First Emperor it is because he changed his name from Ying Zheng to Qin Shi Huang.
What is surprising about the exhibition is the number of artefacts on display, which were buried with various emperors.
Horses, carriages, animals, servants and concubines were all buried with the emperors
However, the highlight of the splendid exhibition are the life-sized warriors.
There are examples of how the warriors were made. The detail is staggering. Leaving the exhibition, it seems fitting, on seeing the memorial nearby, to remember the victims of the Hillsborough Football disaster who, on the 15th April 1989, went to an FA Cup semi-final and many (96 fatalities) did not return or had severe injuries (766 ). I used to go to semi-finals at Villa Park when a teenager, but always came home.
Also to remember those who gave their lives in the World Wars It is not only Emperors who should be remembered……………………
Miles walked 5