Germany’s fake Xian terracotta warriors – seems even the museums get duped sometimes

fake_terra_cotta_warrior Germany's fake Xian terracotta warriors - seems even the museums get duped sometimes

More than 10,000 visitors to an exhibition of terracotta warriors in Hamburg are to be offered refunds after organizers admitted the figures on display are fake. Germany’s art world was stunned by the scandal, which came to light when officials from Xian, the home of the 2,000-year-old clay army, said they were unaware that they had lent any of their figures to Germany and that those on display at Hamburg’s Museum of Ethnology could not possibly be real as the originals were all elsewhere.

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