Preserved to a height of 9 feet (2.75 meters) in places, the desert discovery belongs to a sequence of remnant walls in Mongolia collectively known as the Wall of Genghis Khan, said expedition leader and Great Wall researcher William Lindesay.
Named after the founder of the Mongol Empire, the Wall of Genghis Khan usually survives only as “a faint trace,” Lindesay said in an email.
But “we found a ‘real wall’, standing high and existing as a dominant landscape feature,” he said.
What’s more, it wasn’t the work of Genghis Khan or his heirs but actually a long-lost segment of the Great Wall of China network, the team’s findings suggest.
Great Wall of China Segment Discovered in Mongolia
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