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Researcher discovers new section of Great Wall of China

Mongolia: A structure in the heart of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert – lost for a thousand years and marked on maps as ‘The Wall of Genghis Khan’ – is still standing and part of the Great Wall of China, claimed British researcher William Lindesay. He used Google Earth and GPS to find the structure. The structure is located in Ömnögovi Province, a sensitive region 25 miles north of the China-Mongolian border. 
The Great Wall of China is in fact many different structures built over hundreds of years along different routes by various dynasties – this is the first time, its section has been discovered outside China.
“We followed the Wall there for about 100 kilometres (60 miles), parallel to Mongolia’s southern border with China and made some unexpected discoveries in terms of both the Wall’s condition and its probable age,” said Lindesay, who was joined on the expedition by China-Mongolia border region expert Dr.Tjalling Halbertsma and Mongolian geographer and desert specialist Professor Baasan Tudevin.
He said, “Previously, researchers have seen parts of the so-called Wall of Genghis Khan in different regions of Mongolia where it was found only to exist as a mere mound, barely higher than its surroundings. We followed the Wall as a faint line on Google Earth across our computer screens for vast distances and were encouraged by a few stretches that showed dark shadows, which indicated the possibility of the Wall standing higher.”
He added, “The Wall of Genghis Khan in Ömnogovi appears to be a missing piece of the Han Dynasty Great Wall which was routed through the heart of the Gobi around 115 B.C. If we look at maps and Google Earth, it’s pretty clear that the Wall on either side of the border was in fact the same structure – the Han Great Wall – in ancient times. Now it’s a remnant of the Great Wall marooned outside China.”
Full results of Lindesay’s find appeared in China’s March issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Source: Daily Mail