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Click here to order the Olympic Warrior.The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is releasing a special limited edition Golden Terracotta Warrior to commemorate the 2008 Olympic Games in China. The unique terracotta Olympic Warrior is made in fired terracotta from clay in the vicinity of the terracotta warriors discovery site at Xian, in China. Each warrior is finished by hand in antique gold.
These wonderful warriors are of exceptional quality, have a numbered certificate and are limited to an edition of 2008 pieces produced during the period of the Games.
The Museumís Olympic Warrior is an exact scaled replica of a crossbowman of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangís world famous terracotta warriors. The terracotta warriors discovered at his tomb in Xian, China, were individually made as life size portraits of the men in the Emperorís elite fighting force. His army was the ultimate fighting machine with which he united the warring factions of China in the 2nd century BC. Each warrior in his army was supremely fit and expert in all manner of physical skills and martial arts. By todayís standards they would be regarded as supreme athletes.
With China hosting the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Museumís wonderful Olympic Gold Terracotta Warrior is a unique souvenir linking Chinaís awe-inspiring past with its amazing present.
At present the only martial arts currently in the Olympic games is archery, boxing, fencing, judo, tae kwon do, and wrestling. Other sports that could be allied to martial activities include shooting and pentathlon. The Olympic Committee also recognises karate and wushu as international sports but at present they are not included in the Olympic Games.
The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is one of the few museums outside China exclusively devoted to these amazing warriors. Displayed amidst Chinese treasures and reconstructions of costumes and armour, the select group of warriors on exhibition have been specially replicated by museum and conservation technicians in China, and skilled craftsmen and specialists of World Heritage, bringing the wonder of the original discovery to museum visitors in the UK. Each terracotta warrior weighs up to 300 kilos or 40 stone some are 2 metres high.
Also featured in the Museum are fabulous costumed recreations of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shih Huang and his uniformed officers. Dramatic audio and multi-media presentations bring the whole experience stunningly to life.
The Golden Olympic Terracotta Warrior is an official Museum souvenir. It is a 20cm scale model of a crossbowman and comes in a Chinese presentation box with numbered certificate. It is available only from the Museumís shop in Dorchester or from the Museumís online shop.
More information: Tel 01305 269741.