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#1    Saru

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Construction work and heavy rainfall have been blamed for causing a large piece of the wall to collapse.

Telegraph said:

Workmen digging up a square in Zhangjiakou city, Heibei province, near the wall have been blamed for triggering the collapse of 100 ft of Great Wall.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

I had no idea the towers were no longer there.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:26 AM

NOOOOOOOO!!!! NOW THE MONGOLIANS CAN GET IN!!!


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

You just can't trust Council workmen, can you!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

This is what happens when you hire cheap labour*.  A certainty to collapse after about 2,500yrs.  Pfft.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostEldorado, on 27 August 2012 - 11:35 AM, said:

*don't know the Chinese word for cowboys.

There ya go mate.....

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Won't print the script..... phonetically it's p'in hai

Edited by ealdwita, 27 August 2012 - 11:46 AM.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

When I walked on a section near Beijing in 2000 I saw a couple of the small Guard Towers.  The most amazing thing for me was how steep the ramps were... I couldn't imagine horses keeping their footing on such cobbles.  Most of the wall that I could see in the distance was in very bad shape so i guess the government just chose to repair a section for tourists.  it was a high point of the visit.  That and the Forbidden City.  Of course, having a brand new 6 year old grinning from ear to ear helped also.... :w00t:

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

How can the pile of debris be the same height as the wall, itself?  Just a curious observation.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

View PostYellow Jacket, on 27 August 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:

How can the pile of debris be the same height as the wall, itself?  Just a curious observation.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

View PostYellow Jacket, on 27 August 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:

How can the pile of debris be the same height as the wall, itself?  Just a curious observation.
ET? Government conspiracy?

C'mon son! The Far side of the wall looks somewhat intact, with the rubble sloping down from the highest point.

I suggest: Go to the beach, build a sand wall and recreate it.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

I bet some evil wizard actually caused it to collapse.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:10 AM

View PostKing Fluffs, on 28 August 2012 - 10:01 AM, said:

I bet some evil wizard actually caused it to collapse.


Muhahahah...   I been caught.  It is old after all and these things happen. They'll get some new slaves (political prisoners) and fix it.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:04 AM

i was under the impression that the great wall was constructed with bones of dead slaves and  them who invaded china? there wasnt nutting but dust  no wonder it fell apart


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

That was part of the Faux Wall of China that had been "restored" for the tourist trade.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:17 PM

That section of the wall was core-and-veneer architecture,hence the tall core of compacted rubble revealed when the casing collapsed.





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