The High Museum of Art has received more than 35,000 advance ticket orders for the Chinese terra cotta warrior exhibit opening Nov. 16, a record for the Atlanta institution.

The “First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” exhibit runs through April 18, 2009, and features 15 original warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang 2,200 years ago.  Other parts of the exhibit include artifacts from his tomb and works inspired by its discovery in 1974.

The items were previously on display at the British Museum in London and sold out every time slot, drawing more than 850,000 visitors between last September and April 2008.

The exhibit is sponsored locally by United Parcel Service Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

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