The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army on View at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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MONTREAL.- From February 12 to June 26, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, a major exhibition of archaeological works that will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years of Chinese history. In 1974, the fortuitous discovery of artifacts from the Emperor Ying Zheng’s tomb complex, the most important in China and one of the largest in the world, revealed priceless treasures. It was the last great archaeological discovery of the 20th century after King Tut’s tomb. The site was placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1987. Thanks to the exceptional co-operation of the province of Shaanxi and loans from 16 of that region’s most important archaeological research institutes and museums, 240 remarkable works, including many that have only recently