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China's Ghost Army

Saturday 08th October 2011 from 10h15 to 11h45
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Steve Talley
Produced by
Natural History New Zealand Limited

Documentary, New Zealand, 2010, 45 min

Uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most ancient mysteries: China’s army of terracotta warriors, destined to be seen by no-one but the spirit of China’s First Emperor.

Nothing like China’s terracotta warriors was ever created before them and nothing quite like it has been created since. For years experts have attempted to resolve an enduring enigma about one of archaeology’s greatest discoveries, and now, with the help of XXIst century technology, the once mighty army with its life size warriors will rise from the dust of two millennia.


Debate with :

  • Philippe Colomban, director of research CNRS, materials chemistry, especially ceramics, Laboratory of dynamics, interaction and reactivity (LADIR) UMR7075 CNRS & Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
  • Olivier Venture, lecturer at École pratique des hautes études, epigraphy and paleography of ancient China