Great Wall sec­tion re-emerges from reser­voir

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A sec­tion of the Great Wall, sub­merged in a reser­voir for nearly four decades has reemerged af­ter grow­ing wa­ter use down­stream low­ered wa­ter lev­els in the reser­voir.

The sec­tion of the Great Wall in Kuancheng Man au­ton­o­mous county was built more than 500 years ago dur­ing the Ming Dy­nasty (1368-1644).

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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