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(Daily Mail)   One-hundred-foot section of the Great Wall of China collapses, Mongolians take note   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 15
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2012-08-08 07:10:03 PM
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The original Great Wall dates back to seventh century China, but the section in Zhangjiakou was rebuilt more than 500 years ago in 1484 during the Ming Dynasty.

The original Great Wall started construction in 220 BC, not 7th Century China.

Still one of the only man made objects visible from space, the wall is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.

No, it isn't.
2012-08-08 11:45:45 PM
2 votes:
Noone REALLY believed that wall would stay up til the end of time without maintenance, did they?
2012-08-08 09:29:05 PM
2 votes:

sno man: And - most tellingly - Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei couldn't see it at all."


And I bet he was really squinting, too.
2012-08-08 06:55:52 PM
2 votes:
images.wikia.com
2012-08-09 12:49:49 AM
1 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

I don't see what the problem is. According to the map, the Russians took care of the Mongols already.
2012-08-09 12:35:00 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-08-09 12:33:54 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: The original Great Wall dates back to seventh century China, but the section in Zhangjiakou was rebuilt more than 500 years ago in 1484 during the Ming Dynasty.

The original Great Wall started construction in 220 BC, not 7th Century China.

Still one of the only man made objects visible from space, the wall is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.

No, it isn't.


Bungling workmen digging up a square at the foot of the wall have been blamed for triggering the disaster at Zhangjiakou, in Hebei province of northern China.

Locals also say a recent deluge of rain and additional major roadworks in front of the walls may have been a factor in causing the 100ft section to fall away in the early hours of the morning.


Hurm.... a single square of the wall and workmen, or major roadworks and heavy rains?

Oh, Daily Mail: you've earned your reputation as bird cage lining.
2012-08-08 11:48:30 PM
1 votes:
In fairness, building codes were crap when that went up.
2012-08-08 11:47:21 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: If you're willing to pay a fee, I'm sure you can hire someone to carry you to the top on a palanquin. At Paishan, I saw an old man get carried to the top by two guys with a palanquin.


This is actually how the Mongol hordes got past it. They just paid the guards a fee.
Corrupt China hasn't changed that much.
2012-08-08 11:35:58 PM
1 votes:
"Sappy" tag out visiting the damage?


/obscure?
2012-08-08 08:44:28 PM
1 votes:
When 2000 years old you reach, look as good, you will not
2012-08-08 08:37:32 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: The original Great Wall dates back to seventh century China, but the section in Zhangjiakou was rebuilt more than 500 years ago in 1484 during the Ming Dynasty.

The original Great Wall started construction in 220 BC, not 7th Century China.

Still one of the only man made objects visible from space, the wall is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.

No, it isn't.


That's what happens when people get their news from The Daily Mail. Crap all around.
2012-08-08 08:27:41 PM
1 votes:
i1212.photobucket.com

Incidentally, here's a shot I took of the Great Wall at Badaling.
2012-08-08 08:26:08 PM
1 votes:
It's times like these that the Krazy Glue helmet guy needs to come out of retirement.
2012-08-08 08:15:44 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: The original Great Wall dates back to seventh century China, but the section in Zhangjiakou was rebuilt more than 500 years ago in 1484 during the Ming Dynasty.

The original Great Wall started construction in 220 BC, not 7th Century China.

Still one of the only man made objects visible from space, the wall is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.

No, it isn't.


Well just cause YOU can't see it from space...
or
"one of the" as in 'not the only', but it's still a shortish list in daylight.
or
is it the materials list you have issue with?
 
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