Terracotta Warriors to be exhibited in Liverpool museum

China’s famous Terracotta Warriors are to be exhibited in Liverpool in 2018, the culture secretary has said. Karen Bradley MP made the announcementwhile visiting the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. She said she was “delighted” that a “selection of warriors” would be coming to Liverpool, home to the UK’s oldest Chinese community. It is the first time the warriors have been exhibited in the UK outside of London since the 1980s.

 A selection of the warriors will be on view from February to October in 2018 in Liverpool The warriors were last displayed at the British Museum in 2007 and at Edinburgh in 1985. Ms Bradley was touring the burial site and tomb complex as part of the UK-China People to People Dialogue (P2P), which celebrates the links between Britain and China. “I am sure that the exhibition will be very warmly received by the people of Merseyside and beyond as Britain welcomes back the Terracotta Warriors,” she said. The Terracotta Army Image copyright AFP More than 8,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors have been unearthed in burial pits at the tomb complex of Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, since 1974 near Xi’ in North West China Each warrior has individual hair and facial features and archaeologists have located more than 600 pits around the emperor’s mausoleum, covering an area of 22 sq miles (35km) New discoveries are continually coming to light, which indicate that Emperor Qin wished to take the entire univer.