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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013
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Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013
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Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013
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Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013
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Oldest Great Wall to be better preserved

 

China is stepping up work to preserve the oldest section of the Great Wall after months of investigation to determine its length and location, archaeologists said Saturday.

The Great Wall's oldest section was built between 770 B.C. to 476 B.C. in the ancient state of Qi, hence the section is often called the Great Wall of Qi.

After a seven-month investigation, the Great Wall of Qi was found to stretch 620 kilometers, from Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province, to Qingdao, a coastal city of Shandong, said archaeologist Li Zhenguang, head of the investigation team.

The results laid the foundation for the preservation of the Great Wall of Qi, which had constantly been damaged by local residents, he added.

After identifying the exact length and location of the entire Great Wall, a system can be established to hold local governments to account for vandalism, Li said.

The investigation is part of a plan to better preserve the Great Wall by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

According to the plan, China's knowledge of the Great Wall is very limited and many parts of it need to be explored before a comprehensive database can be built to better preserve it.

(China Daily, April 25, 2010)

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