S18T1 Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Please note: this course requires membership in
Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2017-2018 or Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2018-2019

Dates:February 7, 2018
Meets:W from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location:Harrisonburg Municipal Parking Lot
Fee: $43.00

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First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221-210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China's birth and one man's lasting imprint on a nation. The exhibition also features arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. Excavated from the First Emperor's mausoleum complex, as well as aristocratic and nomadic tombs, the objects date from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC) through the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC) and represent the complex history, myths, and burial customs of ancient China. Terracotta Army is the first exhibition the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has presented in its 80-year history that is devoted to the art and archaeology of ancient China. Read more at https://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/terracotta-army-legacy-first-emperor-china/#qC4MtvO1dDSkdggd.99

Walking: Moderate - walking up to a mile and standing for a few hours

Price per person: $43.00

This package includes the following: Round trip motor coach transportation and ticket to the special exhibition.

Meal Options: Dine on your own at the museum: Amuse Restaurant, a fine-dining restaurant, reservations suggested, or Best Café offers more casual fare.

8:00am: Depart from Harrisonburg
10:00am: Arrive on Site with timed entry to the exhibit at 1:00pm. Enjoy the museum and have lunch before 1:00pm.
3:30pm: Depart for Harrisonburg
5:30pm: Arrive in Harrisonburg

A suggested $2.00 gratuity will be collected by your tour hosts for the bus driver.

Reservation with payment is due by January 22, 2018. No Cancellations after January 24, 2018 noon.

As approved by the Advisory Board, if space is available 21 days before a trip, Lifelong Learning Institute members may bring one non-member guest at the cost of the trip plus an additional $5.00. This additional $5.00 check should be made payable to James Madison University. Non-member guests can pay a one-year membership for $20.00, plus the cost of the trip, and not have to wait until 21 days before a trip.
Responsibility on Tours and Class Trips: The tours and class-associated field trips of the JMU-LLI require walking and the physical capability to access sites that may have structural obstacles. By participating, members understand that should they require personal assistance to participate in tours/field trips, they are responsible for securing such assistance. That responsibility includes registering a person with the Lifelong Learning Institute who can and will be totally responsible for providing all assistance. That person must register as a member and pay the cost of the tour/trip.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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