China's terracotta army invades Britain

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China's terracotta army is set to invade Britain on Thursday as some of the famous warriors go on show in London in a hotly-anticipated exhibition.

The British Museum is hosting "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" until April 6 and advance ticket sales are already breaking box office records, according to The Times newspaper.

About a dozen warriors are set to go on show. Around 100,000 tickets have already been sold and the exhibition could outstrip the Treasures of Tutankhamun display in 1972, seen by 1.7 million people.

The terracotta warriors will be shown alongside more than 100 other objects, forming the most important exhibition relating to China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), ever seen outside his homeland.

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