March 29, 2012 18:19
Group of British archaeologists, led by William Lindsay, managed to make a sensational discovery was found part of the Great Wall of China, which is not in China, and beyond — in Mongolia. The remains of this huge structure 100 kilometers in length and 2.5 meters in height were found in the Gobi desert in the south of Mongolia. Scientists have concluded that the discovery is part of the famous Chinese landmarks.
In the materials section of the wall consists of branches, earth and volcanic rock. Building itself dates back to the period between 1040 and 1160 years BC.
In 2007, on the border of Mongolia and China during the expedition, which was organized by Lindsey, was found a significant section of the wall, which is attributed to the reign of the Han dynasty. Since then, the search continues for the remaining fragments of the walls, which finally ended in success — the missing part was found in Mongolia.
Great Wall of China — one of the largest monuments. It runs through northern China, stretching with all branches to 8851.8 kilometers. Great Wall of China was included in the list of World Heritage Sites.