I’m not sure how they keep turning up new sections of the Great Wall, but apparently 700km (!) more of wall has been found in northwest China.
“We found 15 sections with a total length of 26 km of ancient wall and three beacons built in Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 24) in our county recently during the nationwide survey,” said Liang Shilin, deputy director of the culture bureau and director of the Museum in Jinta county,Gansu province.
The ancient wall was built in the north part in the county and the newly discovery made the archaeologists clear the exact location and distribution of the ancient wall in the north part of the county, Liang said.
The wall was built since Warring States Period (475 – 221 BC) as a defensive way to prevent the invasion from the other states in Chinese history.
According to Liu Yulin, archaeologist in Jinta Museum and his colleagues went into the desert many times for the survey and found the wall in remote places without human habitation.