Yesterday afternoon, I discovered the National Geographic Museum in DC had been giving away 200 free tickets every Wednesday to see their Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit. The exhibit is only in town until March 31st, so I immediately hopped on the metro to go jump in line. Unfortunately, after waiting for over an hour, the family of four in line immediately in front of me were the last people to receive a tickets. (Couldn’t they have had just one more?)
Fortunately, a woman who had purchased one too many tickets was asking around to see if anyone wanted to buy her extra ticket and audio tour for $20. After discovering I wasn’t getting a free ticket, I snapped at the chance. It was $20 well spent and gave a fascinating look into China’s history. (I’ve had an increasing interest in China over the last few years and it’s one of the first countries I want to visit after I finish school.) The exhibit had dozens of actual warriors, all of which were over 2,200 years old. I still can’t get over the quality of artistry and workmanship of artifacts dating back so far.
Bellow is more about the exhibit. With all tickets being sold out, I didn’t realize at the time just how fortunate I was to get in.