Thursday, 27 October 2016

Terracotta Warriors at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

Leopards and Hedgehogs were very lucky to be the first year group from DBS Wakra to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors currently on Display in Qatar's MIA.

We were shown around the exhibits and were told the story of the Funerary Army.

We were so intrigued by the figures and had so many questions that the museum staff answered for us.

"What I found most interesting is that there were 8000 unique statues, that must have taken so long to make!" said Rafay. He continued "How did so many statues just get forgotten about? How could they ever get lost?"




After hearing all about the history of these impressive figures, we went down into the MIA's workshops and used some Terracotta Clay to make our warriors.

It was brilliant fun, and all our statues looked unique as well. Using the clay tools was hard work, and we had to be so careful to get the details right.

Here we are with some of our creations and enjoying getting hands on with the clay.












If you would like to find out more about the Terracotta Warriors, visit this website http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/terracotta_army.php
Or pay a visit to the exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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