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The Great Wall, but not of China

Updated: 2012-03-08 08:14
By William Lindesay ( China Daily)

Finding a Mongolian section of the Genghis Khan Wall made of many saksaul branches presented an unexpected opportunity.

By radiocarbon dating, we could discover when the saksaul was cut and used.

I collected three samples from the same location, where the Wall stood about 2.5 meters high.

The Great Wall, but not of China