New sections of Great Wall unearthed in China

Three sections of famous wall believed to date back nearly 2,500 years are discovered in mountain valleys by archaeologists.

New sections of Great Wall unearthed in China

World Bulletin / News Desk

Archeologists have unearthed previously undiscovered sections of the Great Wall of China in the northwest of the country.

The remains in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region are believed to date back at least 2,470 years to the QinDynasty, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Experts said on Thursday that the wall, consisting of three sections between five and 10 meters long, five and six meters tall, and three to four meters wide, was built in valleys from mountain rocks and required protection.

The Great Wall of China - listed as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1987 - was built by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect the Chinese Empire from rival forces and warring tribes.

Last Mod: 17 Nisan 2014, 15:46
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