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‘The First Emperor's tomb and Sima Qian - an archaeological inquiry’.

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After studying Sinology, Oriental Archaeology and East Asian Art History in Berlin, Halle and Heidelberg, Lukas Nickel worked from 1999 he worked at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne. In 2001 Lukas Nickel became research and teaching assistant for Chinese archaeology at Zurich University, where he taught on early imperial material culture of China, early Buddhist art and traditional architecture of East Asia. In Zurich he prepared the exhibition and the catalogue Return of the Buddha for the Museum Rietberg, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Royal Academy in London. The exhibition was later on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 2002, Lukas Nickel organized a joint Swiss-Chinese excavation of a Buddhist temple site in Shandong province. Since 2004 Lukas holds a joint position as Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology at SOAS and the Institute of Archaeology, UCL , where he teaches on early imperial China and on the archaeology of the Silk Road. More recently he worked on ancient Chinese bronze casting techniques and pursued replication experiments. He is also contributing to the activities around the British Museum exhibition The First Emperor – China’s Terracotta Army.

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