The Franklin Institute is locked in a legal battle with the finger’s thief, but the defendant’s lawyers are demanding that the museum release security records that could prove this was merely a case of drunken vandalism.
Government agents in the Lintong District raided a facility where copies of emperor Qin Shi Huang’s famous earthen funerary guards were being passed off as the genuine article.
The Terracotta Daughters travelled across China, Europe, and America, and, earlier this week, they returned to their motherland for burial, to be untouched and underground for the next 15 years.
The most outrageous action sequence in the new blockbuster Furious Seven ends with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker plowing a car through a platoon of clay figures that look just like China’s Terracotta Army.
The connection between contemporary quantum physics and China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors is a lost pigment called Han purple. The vibrant hue appeared in the Zhou dynasty and faded out sometime near 220 AD; art didn’t see a purple as vivid until 19th-century manufacturing.