Field Museum brings Terracotta Warriors back to life

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CHICAGO -- They were built to be protectors, an army of soldiers, archers and chariots. An empire designed to guard China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, in the afterlife. Today they command attention at Chicago’s Field Museum.

Following lengthy negotiations with Chinese officials, The Field Exhibit is the only place the warriors will be seen in North America this year, highlighting just a sliver of the massive complex leading up to the emperor's final resting place in China’s northwestern Shaanxi province.

WGN's Amy Rutledge has more.

China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors

March 4 – January 8, 2017

The Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive