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      Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history.Silent, steadfast, and secret, an army of more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of China's first emperor for over 2,000 years before being discovered in 1974. Now, these warriors come to The Franklin Institute in an exhibit exploring the story, culture, craft, and science of the statues. Unprecedented in its focus on the science and technology used to build, bury, and excavate the Terracotta Army, this brand new exhibit engages visitors of all ages through ten terracotta figures, more than 170 artifacts, plus multimedia and interactive elements. Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders that are the Terracotta Warriors.
      Gun Violence: The Public Health Perspective
    • With over 30,000 deaths in America from gun-related homicides and suicides each year, Dr. Susan B. Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania is asking the question: how can we use data on gun violence to inform the causes of--and solutions for--this public health crisis? On Thursday, October 19, join Dr. Sorenson in conversation with Franklin Institute Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das for an in-depth discussion on the epidemiology and prevention of gun violence. In this compelling installment of The Franklin Institute Speaker Series, learn about common misconceptions around firearm use, the societal influences on violence, practical strategies for prevention, and how a novel partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department could be a nationwide model for the future.