Great Wall of China facing danger of deterioration

1 Jul 2015 | By Siripriya
Heritage sights crumbling to imminent death

World's only man made structure that can be seen from the moon, the Great wall of China, is slowly deteriorating due to human and natural degradation.

Almost 1,962 kilometres of the wall has degenerated over the years.

Lulong county villagers in the northern province of Hebei have apparently knocked the thick grey bricks off, many of which had engravings on them.

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