Lost section of Great Wall of China found using Google Earth

Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Admin


What may be a newly discovered section of the Great Wall of China has been spotted in Mongolia by researchers using Google Earth.

At times seeking out topographic clues seen in Google Earth—the wall is visible on satellite images—the team located two well preserved but contrasting stretches of wall.

One section had been made mainly with wet mud and a woody desert shrub called saxaul, the other from blocks of black volcanic rock.

Along its vast length, Lindesay suspects, the wall originally stood at least 2 meters (6.5 feet) taller than it does today.

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Story: James Owen, National Geographic News | Photo: Ren Chao, National Geographic China

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