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Nine new sections of Great Wall found in China

Archaeologists working in northwest China have discovered nine sections of the Great Wall. The findings, made in March and April by Zhou and other researchers, give historians fresh insight into where the wall was built. "Finally, we're able to see the whole picture of the Qin Great Wall," said Zhou. Among the

Three sections of Great Wall of China unearthed

Three sections of the Great Wall of China, built during the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C. - 206 B.C.) have been unearthed in China. The segments, which together span some 20 meters (65 ft.), were found near Nanchangtan, the former curator of the Museum of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region told the

Great Wall of China twice as long as previously thought

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

Lost section of Great Wall of China found using Google Earth

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

Asian archaeological sites at risk from increased tourism

A surge in tourism is putting ancient archaeological sites such as Angkor Wat and the Great Wall of China at serious risk of being damaged. The faded "No Climbing" signs are no match for the tourists jostling to capture that perfect shot of the sun setting over the temple of Angkor

Secret to Great Wall of China’s strength: sticky rice

Apparently the Great Wall of China's strength and longevity can be attributed to the sticky rice used as its mortar. Workers built the Ming dynasty sections of the Great Wall about 600 years ago by mixing together a paste of sticky rice flour and slaked lime, the standard ingredient in

700km more of China’s Great Wall found

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

China finds new section of Great Wall

A newly discovered section of the Great Wall of China shows the wall extended 11km further east than previously thought. The newly discovered section, built during the Qin (221-206 BC) and Han (206 BC to 220 AD) dynasties, was found in northeastern Jilin province, Xinhua news agency said. A state-sponsored study team