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More of the Great Wall of China found

By T.K. Randall
April 21, 2009 · Comment icon 10 comments

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A new study has unearthed 180 more miles of the Great Wall of China which are now hidden by hills and rivers. The Great Wall was constructed over 2000 years ago by Chinese emperors and is over 3900 miles long.
The ancient Great Wall of China is even longer than first thought - with a new study showing more has been unearthed. The extra 180 miles of the ancient Chinese monument were uncovered after a two-year government mapping study, according to an official report."


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Comment icon #1 Posted by dr alien 15 years ago
oxford university researchers have shown that the great wall of china is a full 2cm longer than previously estimated
Comment icon #2 Posted by chaoszerg 15 years ago
oxford university researchers have shown that the great wall of china is a full 2cm longer than previously estimated HOLY CRAP!!! a whole 2cm's? that's huge. They will have to rename it the even greater wall of China.
Comment icon #3 Posted by aquatus1 15 years ago
How do you miss 180 miles of Great Wall of China? Did the original surveyors get to the buried portion and say "Huh? A sand dune? Well, I suppose they stopped building here..."
Comment icon #4 Posted by sarah snow 15 years ago
How do you miss 180 miles of Great Wall of China?Did the original surveyors get to the buried portion and say "Huh? A sand dune? Well, I suppose they stopped building here..." Maybe it was done by Time Team and they only had 3 days......
Comment icon #5 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
Atleast some minor restoration was done. I hope more will be done in the future and the whole unearthed.
Comment icon #6 Posted by schizoidwoman 15 years ago
Maybe it was done by Time Team and they only had 3 days...... Ha ha, I love the cynicism!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Samuronin 15 years ago
Wow if this is true, then the Great Wall will be even "Greater"
Comment icon #8 Posted by kobolds 15 years ago
I really don't get it. why would anyone bother to build such long wall . you need a lot people to build and resources and time, you also need alot people to guard . you not just conquer the north part . that much easier .
Comment icon #9 Posted by Wyvernkeeper 15 years ago
I really don't get it. why would anyone bother to build such long wall . you need a lot people to build and resources and time, you also need alot people to guard . you not just conquer the north part . that much easier . Not if you are dealing with mongolian horsemen its not.
Comment icon #10 Posted by swanks 15 years ago
I really don't get it. why would anyone bother to build such long wall . you need a lot people to build and resources and time, you also need alot people to guard . you not just conquer the north part . that much easier . to keep the rabbits out, they had to many rabbits


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