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Magnificent Xigou Great Wall

(People's Daily Online)

08:26, May 25, 2012


Edited and translated by Huang Beibei, People's Daily Online

Xigou Great Wall is the best preserved section of the Ming Great Wall and is the main route of the Ming Great Wall.

During the excavation project of the Yushen highway, we discovered one section of the Great Wall at Xigou Town in Shenmu County. Archaeological evidence shows that the site dates back to the late Warring States Period. According to its location and directional orientation, this section of the Great Wall might have been built during the reign of Zhaoxiang King.

Most parts of the Great Wall were constructed directly above one layer of yellow sand. This evidence shows that desertification had already taken placed during the Late Warring-States period in the west bank of Kuye River.

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