Chicago 2016 - Victor Nemeth MD

Folders

Labor Day Weekend visit to Chicago. We spent time wandering around town. We went to a Lobster Fest on Navy Pier and to a Cubs game. We went to the Field Museum to see Sue the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. It is 42ft long and 13 ft tall with the skull weighing 600 lbs by itself. At the Field Museum they have excellent ancient Egypt and Hall of China exhibits.

The highlight of the Field Museum was seeing the Terracotta Warriors. The first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang built an army of 8,000 terracotta warriors to protect him in the afterlife. Besides the warriors there are 130 chariots and 520 horses in the 20 square mile compound. The warriors were made from molds but each warrior has distinct facial features. It is estimated it took 700,000 workers to build the tomb. The tomb was discovered in 1974 being hidden for 2200 years.

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