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Ancient China exhibition in Chile attracts more than 256,000 visitors

Updated: 2010-04-12 10:29
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SANTIAGO: The exhibition of Ancient China and the Terracotta Army has attracted more than 256,000 visitors in Santiago that organizer had to extend it until May 30, sources with the Cultural Center of La Moneda Palace said Monday, March 29, 2010.

The exhibition was inaugurated on December 4 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Chile's foundation and 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Chile diplomatic ties.

The February 27 quake did not affect the palace, the venue of the exhibition, so the exhibition went on as scheduled.

The exhibition shows 80 cultural relics including two replicas of the Qin dynasty and Han dynasty.

The terracotta warriors were discovered in 1974 in the mausoleum of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty who unified China, in northwestern Shaanxi Province. The site has been placed on the World Heritage List since 1987.