Friday, May 11, 2012

Terracotta Warrior Army

I've always been interested in China's Terracotta Warrior Army, for as long as I can remember. Discovered in 1974, the army was meant to guard Emperor Qin Shi Huang as he made his journey into the afterlife. With over 8,000 sculpted soldiers, it is a sight to behold.

I'm not sure if I will ever get to experience the sight of the Terracotta Army, but, with Second Life I can at least have that experience simulated. Walking into the tomb of the army is quite an experience. It's dark and damp, and the mood it gives off is almost unnerving, like descending into a cave in a horror movie. After making your way down the short hallway, you come upon the army. Obviously not the thousands that actually make-up the army, but enough to simulate the experience. The detail on the re-creations of the statues is pretty remarkable, and it is obvious the person who designed the exhibit put a lot of care and time into their work.

For anyone interested in seeing the Terracotta Army, but without the means to see it in real life, I would suggest taking a trip into Second Life and over to the Terracotta Army exhibit. It's as close to seeing the real thing as you can get without going to China.

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