The wall of Genghis Khan

A few days ago I came across an article in the Irish Times about how a British researcher has argued that the wall of Genghis Khan is part of the Great Wall of China assemblage.

Fair enough.

Unfortunately some people have began garble this into a ‘new piece of the Great Wall has been found’.

Not so. The wall Genghis Khan has been known for yonks. Peter Fleming, while travelling with Ella Maillart in Manchuria in the 1930’s made a special trip to see it and it featured in the New York Times back in 2001.

What of course is being argued is that the wall of Genghis Khan is not a stand alone feature but part of the Great Wall complex, and being argued on the basis of some quite clever research using Google Maps and the like.

Sad to see such a use of new technology to make an interesting hypothesis totally garbled …

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