1. Great Wall re-emerges from China reservoir

Great Wall re-emerges from China reservoir

The section in Kuancheng Man county, was built more than 500 years ago during the Ming Dynasty, Xinhua news agency reported.

By: | Beijing | Published: June 9, 2016 4:15 PM
A massive reservoir was built in the region of Great Wall of China in 1975. (Reuters) A massive reservoir was built in the region of Great Wall of China in 1975. (Reuters)

A section of the Great Wall, submerged in a reservoir in China’s Hebei province for nearly four decades, has re-emerged.

The section in Kuancheng Man county, was built more than 500 years ago during the Ming Dynasty, Xinhua news agency reported.

It served as an important pass to the northern and northeastern frontiers.

A massive reservoir was built in the region in 1975.

The section of wall was eventually submerged as the water level rose.

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