Great Wall of China twice as long as previously thought

Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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The government of China has announced that the Great Wall of China is more than twice as long as previously thought.

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage released the results based on an archaeological survey done since 2007.

Previous estimates of the wall’s length were mainly based on historical records.

Tong Mingkang, deputy chief, said that the survey revealed a total of 43,721 heritage sites that included stretches of the Great Wall, reports Xinhua.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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