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Neolithic beacon towers found in China

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Two beacon towers, part of the city walls, have been found at the 4,000-year-old Shimao Ruins in China.

One of the towers is 18 meters long, 16 meters wide and four meters tall, while the other is 11.7 meters long, about 10 meters wide and three meters tall, said Su Zhouyong, deputy head of the institute.

Sun said the discovery is a breakthrough and contributes greatly to archaeological research on ancient Chinese fortifications.

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Story: Daisey Stodola, Xinhua | Photo: CCTV/dfdaily

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