Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt
Relief of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1388-1350 B.C., Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels (C)RMAH
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：July 11, 2015 (Sat) - September 23, 2015 (Wed)
This exhibition takes the queens of ancient Egypt, the most famous of whom is Cleopatra, as its theme. These queens not only supported reigning pharaohs as mothers, wives, and daughters, but also played significant roles in politics and religion. Their magnificence will be conveyed though masterpieces of ancient Egypt from a number of renowned museums around the world.
The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：October 27, 2015 (Tue) - February 21, 2016 (Sun)
About 2,200 years ago, Qin Shi Huang succeeded in unifying China and became its First Emperor. His legacy is preserved in a vast terracotta army, the discovery of which is considered the greatest archeological find of the 20th century, and which continues to arouse wonder and provide new knowledge. With assistance from institutions such as the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, this exhibition brings together artifacts with connections to the First Emperor while exploring the “everlasting world” of his terracotta army and its mysteries.