China’s famous Terracotta Army gets digital boost; China Plus

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

China’s world famous Terracotta Army attraction has been given a digital boost thanks to the Chinese web-based encyclopedia Baidu Baike, in partnership with the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum.

Together they’ve created a large-scale, high definition “digital museum” for the country’s UNESCO World Heritage site, reports China News Service.

The digital museum went live on May 18, 2017, to coincide with the 41st International Museum Day.

The move is aimed at providing visitors to the site with an experience that is “closest to the true collections”, said Hou Ningbin, president of the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum.

Created by Baidu Baike, the online museum showcases Pits 1 and 3 of the four main pits that have been excavated in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi province.

 

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