Ancient Monuments Discovered Beneath Golden Week Tourists

Monday, October 7, 2013
Chinese tourists

BEIJING — The Ministry of Culture announced Monday that at least a dozen spectacular ancient monuments have been discovered during Golden Week, after having lain buried for decades beneath a sizable chunk of the national population.

The first such discovery, a section of the Great Wall located near Shijiazhuang, was found in an area only previously known for its teeming hordes of camera-wielding Chinese tourists. The existence of ancient fortifications beneath the waves of rowdy travelers had previously been dismissed by archeologists as a local legend.

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