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The Great Wall in ruins?

June 10 2006
09:47

In the study, the only terrestrial plants, which can be seen from the moon, experts, archaeologists have found that remained of the buildings are not over 20 percent.

A survey of the monument of the ancient culture of China carried out military exercises Association for the Protection of the Great Wall of China. It was found that about 30 percent of the buildings are "clearly distinguishable ruins.

Now the total length of wall is less than 2,500 kilometers, the agency Xinhua.

Note that according to historical documents, by the end of construction in the XVII century the length of the Great Wall of China was 6,300 miles.

Recall that in 1987 a wall was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.

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