Lakewood, N.J., October 12, 2017—On Thursday, November 16, join Georgian Court University for a day trip to historic Philadelphia for a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor at the Franklin Institute and as well as a chance to see the city’s iconic sights.
The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor are one of the most significant archeological discoveries in history. In 1974, a farmer in China uncovered the monumental discovery of thousands of life-sized statues, constructed over 2,000 years ago, guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor. Since the discovery, archaeologists have excavated the warriors and researched their histories and secrets. This exhibit features 10 terracotta figures and more than 170 artifacts. This exclusive event is happening only in Philadelphia and Seattle!
During the trip, you’ll also have the chance to see the iconic sights of the historic, cultural, and waterfront areas of Philadelphia, as well as the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. You’ll learn about the history of Chinatown, along with some unique traditions and beautiful murals. You’ll learn about terracotta amphora, which is still used in winemaking today, and enjoy a fine meal baked in terracotta clay, crafted with the flavors used at the time of the Terracotta Warriors.
The cost of the trip is $150 per person, which includes round-trip bus transportation, bus snacks, admissions, guided tour, lunch, driver’s gratuity, and tour leader. The bus will leave from the Seventh Street Gate on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus at 8:30 a.m. sharp and return at approximately 6:30 p.m.
For more information, please call the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732-987-2263.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 33 undergraduate majors and more than 10 graduate programs. In 2015, GCU was named #25 among MONEY® magazine’s “Top 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value” and a Best Bang for the Buck School by Washington Monthly. GCU has also been recognized by The Economist and Colleges of Distinction and is a Military Friendly® School. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.