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The Royal Palace of Caserta and the Terracotta Army

The Royal Palace of Caserta, one of the most beautiful places not only in Italy but also in the world, is preparing to host an artistic event and it is easy to bet, with or without a Resorts casino bonus code, that it will be a sensational success. After many rumors, in fact, it seems certain that China will send the real Terracotta Army straight from the mausoleum of the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who was buried with an army of clay that counted 8,000 men in order to be accompanied in the afterlife in the most dignified way possible for an emperor.

The Terracotta Army is one of the most interesting and fascinating treasures of ancient Chinese art for its power and charm. Already last year a themed exhibition in Naples that exhibited copies of the warriors attracted lots of visitors eager to learn about such an ancient and distant art.

The event, scheduled for the end of this year or the beginning of 2020, will last between ten and twelve months to allow everyone to admire this unique work in the world. The details of the agreement that will be defined in all its parts are still missing, including the number of artifacts, but we heard about a hundred objects including knights, archers, horses, chariots pulled by horses, bows and arrows.

In the mind of the event organizers, for the entire duration of the exhibition in the Royal Palace of Caserta some reproductions of archers and knights must also be present as a sort of "attraction" for visitors along the route in the historic apartments and in the way leading from the entrance of the monument (the so-called "telescope") to the main avenue of the park.

Except for the concurrence of the timing, there is no relation with the 29 economic-commercial agreements stipulated in these days in the presence of President Xi Jinping between Italy and China in the context of the new "One Belt One Road" project. Rather, the project is part of the bilateral program on archaeology between the two countries that has already yielded good results since the beginning of last year with the traveling exhibition on Pompei ("Pompeii: the infinite life") of the 120 works transferred from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in the Far East and with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation on the Conservation and Enhancement of the Donghuamen Urban Archaeological Park.

As far as Caserta is concerned, the objective is to interweave the historical events that happened in the two countries through the comparison between royal dynasties. On the one hand the Bourbons, on the other that represented by the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang whose army of men of clay was found by chance in March 1974, when a farmer found, during the excavation of a well, burial pits containing terracotta statues of soldiers in arms with chariots and horses.

The Royal Palace of Caserta is an iconic place not only for art but also for cinema. We remember that in its interiors some scenes for Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace were filmed and also for the film adaptation of Dan Brown's book Angels and Demons. No part of the novel is set in Campania and the same can be said for the film. The Royal Palace of Caserta has in fact been adapted to recreate within it the settings of the Vatican, which has prevented filming within its state after the controversy triggered by the first film of the saga.

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