Are you fascinated by culture and history? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have lived in Ancient China? Centurion Mall together with the industry leader in the travelling exhibitions sector, Expo RSA, are bringing you the chance to discover the mysterious secrets of China from times long past with the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China: The Exhibition.
Launched at Centurion Mall on September 3 and running until November 26, the exhibition is an extraordinary voyage into the China of 2200 years ago. It is the most complete exhibition of the Terracotta Army, and the necropolis and life of the First Emperor ever created.
The exhibition brings together life-size reproductions of statues, chariots, weapons and objects from the daily life of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, such as they were discovered in the more than 100 pits of the necropolis.
“The works have all been reproduced by Chinese craftsmen from the excavation region, with particular consideration for detail in order to maintain the beauty and originality of the originals,” says Nick Dreyer, Director of Manic Global, a company whose previous exhibitions include The Art of the Brick, Titanic and Dino’s Alive. “The realism of these reproductions is reinforced by the environments and a spectacular audio-visual and lighting installation.”
The exhibition showcases over 300 objects, with more than 180 warriors. The displays are all built and painted by hand, and made of the original Terracotta Clay which runs over 1200 square metres and over seven scenes – the exact area of the original army. A large sectional recreation of Pit No 1 (the largest pit of the ancient mausoleum) is a highlight, showing clearly the enormity of what is regarded as one of the most important archeological finds of the 20th Century.
“Exhibitions are only hosted in quality venues with state-of-the-art facilities to suit the international museum quality exhibitions,” says Centurion Mall Centre Manager Ronelle Domann. “Having been added to the niche list of South African destinations to showcase this mystical exhibition is a huge privilege for us. It allows us to offer our customers a unique experience that is both educational and entertaining for the whole family.”
The exhibition was first showcased at Silverstar Casino, before it moved to its new home in Centurion.
* Exhibition times
Weekdays: 10am to 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 10am to 10pm
Sundays: 10am to 5pm
Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za, or at the on-site box office.
Prices range from R130 for adults, R70 for children, R90 for pensioners and students, and R330 for a family of four (two adults and two children). Children under the age of five enter free. Special school packages are also available.
For more information, visit www.centurionmall.co.za, call (012) 663 1702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.