Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Terracotta Army

In Assen, not far from our holiday cottage was an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Army. 10 of the 8000 warriors were here, all faces of the 8000 warriors are different. Originally the terracotta was colored, see the small pictures left and right. The pictures are not of very good quality because it was to dark, no flash allowed. Click the photo for a better view.

17 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I watched a program on the Discovery TV channel the other day in which it shows these figures and this army. I find it remarkable that such an army existed and that the maidens and harem girls were buried with the master.

dot said...

I think they are creepy looking but after reading Abe's comment I think I'll go see what I can find on Google.
Got the post card yesterday. Thanks so much!

Amrita said...

They featured them at the Olympic opening ceremony...humans of course.Good photos.

Aggie said...

They must have been so brightly coloured when first done ... but the fading of the colour over time has given them a lifelike wisdom. The backgrounds stand out in the photos ... a great backdrop I think.

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Indrukwekkend, dat ze dat ooit gemaakt hebben. Ik denk trouwens dat met flits, de fotos veel minder mooi geworden zouden zijn.

Donna said...

This is Beautiful Dick...you're SO Good!!hughugs

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH! Wonderful! I've always wanted to see these! How great! The photos are very good, considering. Very nice to see.

happyone said...

They are really very good but I think they look a bit spooky. I would like to learn more about them. I'll have to read up on it.

Willem K. said...

Hello Dick,

Very impressive. You're a lucky man, Dick. To have seen history with your own eyes. And the pictures are not so bad.

Middle Ditch said...

Weren't they a find? Beautiful photographs Dick.

Thanks for the visit and upload as many MD's as you like. It's always lovely to have listeners.

RuneE said...

I think such pictures are best without a flash - and you did a good job.

PS I prefer such soldiers...

Monique said...

Dick, I'm sorry that I misunderstood.

To be honest I haven't the foggiest but my daughter downloads things on her mp player all the time. I am seeing her next week and shall ask her all about it and then let you know.

april said...

Wonderful photo of these great figures. I wish I could see them, too.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

fantastic!!!
I love this photo's all of them , thanks for showing!

Anna said...

...oh they are, quite sharp. Thanks for sharing, interesting. Anna :)

Astrid Witte said...

De foto's zien er helemaal niet slecht uit!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I really love these guys, great photos, DIck! Mary :-D