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The Terracotta Warriors are venturing outside of the Field Museum

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Sara Freund

Some of ancient warriors featured in the Field Museum's popular exhibition "China's First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors" are hitting the streets of Chicago this month. As part of a new promotion, replicas (don't worry, no priceless artifacts will be harmed) of the Terracotta Warriors will march to a new location in the city every few days.

The statues' first few steps outside the exhibit involved meeting their neighbors on Museum Campus, including Sue the T. rex, some sea life at Shedd Aquarium, the astronomers at Adler and the lions in front the Art Institute. The warriors even wandered on to the turf at Soldier Field. You can keep tabs on photos of the March of the Terracotta Warriors as the Field Museum posts them to Facebook.

Outside of the Museum Campus, the warriors have been photographed indulging in a Chicago style dog, enjoying some deep dish pizzas and playing a rousing game of ping-pong at Parson’s Chicken and Fish.

Stay tuned to the Field Museum’s clues on Twitter and you might be able to figure out where the warriors will be next. According to the latest tweet, it seems likely that the statues will make an appearance in Daley Plaza tomorrow.

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