November 1995 -March 16, 1996
Attracting 320,000 visitors, this exhibit holds ancient works of art assembled from 18 museums across China. After building a good connection with the government of China through continually sending performing groups to visit the country and having Chinese performing groups visit BYU campus, the government of China loaned this magnificent exhibit to BYU. Emperors of China, believing that after death they would live in their underground tombs, prepared their tombs to be as magnificent as their palaces above ground. The exhibit held magnificent ancient Chinese artifacts of gold and silver, jewels, colorful silk clothing, a burial shroud made entirely of jade tiles tied together, Terra Cotta warriors and other artifacts that had never left China before.