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China uncovers more of Great Wall


5/09/2011

Published on May 9, 2011

Chinese archaeologists have found bricks believed to be part of a new stretch of the Great Wall. The discovery, in northeastern China’s Liaoning province, stretches approximately 20km though a mountainous area, and is thought to date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Xinhua reported that many local residents had been dismantling the wall and using the bricks to build houses, not knowing they formed part of the Great Wall. Efforts will now be stepped up to protect the area.

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