I was down in Georgia visiting family last week and stopped by Atlanta’s High Museum. The museum’s new wing by Renzo Piano is amazing & wonderful in itself, but the show we saw, China’s Terracotta Army, blew my mind.
Archeologists have uncovered 1,000 “warriors” so far, and estimate that there are 7,000 altogether. The Qin dynasty emperor who created this incredible tomb for himself died in 206 B.C., but these statues are so lifelike it’s scary. The emperor pulled the various states of present-day China together, and fact China is named after him (Qin = Chin…).
All this occurred 600 years after the death of Confucius, who was one of the original writers of the material that led to the establishment of Feng Shui. Feng Shui’s history goes back thousands of years; it’s amazing to be in the presence of artifacts from that long ago.
Here’s a pic from outside the museum: