- 07 Aug 2008
- IOC News
Johnson & Johnson with the Terracotta Army
Worldwide Olympic TOP Partner Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with the China Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Army Museum to exhibit several of the famed Terracotta Warriors in the Johnson & Johnson Olympic Games Pavilion during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Visitors to the Johnson & Johnson Pavilion on the Beijing Olympic Green will have a chance to see authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior statues and other relics as part of the exhibit planned in collaboration with the Museum.
A mausoleum filled with treasures
The Terracotta Warriors were created under China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who began work on his mausoleum immediately upon ascending to the throne at the age of 13 in 246 B.C. When finished, the mausoleum was filled with invaluable treasures and sacrificial objects, including roughly 8,000 life-size clay Warriors and Horses dressed for battle. After the Emperor’s death in 210 B.C., the Terracotta Warriors and other treasures remained buried for more than 22 centuries.
Caring for a healthier world
The Warrior exhibit will be one of many high-tech, interactive experiences in the Pavilion that demonstrate how the Company celebrates the spirit of caring to create a healthier world. Special water and plant features will help create an eco-friendly structure that will provide a cool, green oasis in the heart of the Olympic Green throughout the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. “Johnson & Johnson is privileged to share the history and majesty of the Terracotta Warriors with the world as we gather in Beijing for the 2008 Games,” said Brian Perkins, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson.
Legacy to future generations
“As guardians of one of China’s most treasured historical icons, the Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Army Museum is dedicated to ensuring that the cultural legacy of the Warriors can be passed on to future generations,” said Cao Wei, Deputy Cirector at the Museum. “We celebrate this unique opportunity to bring the Warriors to Beijing and share them with the world in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and BOCOG.”