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The Great Wall is slowly swallowed by the Nature

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The Chinese Wall is crumbling, according to National Geographic. No less than 30 percent of the thousands of kilometers of construction would “gradually be swallowed up by nature again”. Even though some architects have already prepared a plan to save the wonder of the world from destruction.

The Chinese Wall, one of the seven new wonders of the world (No, it isn’t!. Seven Wonders never included the Great Wall. Editor.), was built to protect the empire against nomadic horsemen. If you count everything (for example, natural boundaries such as rivers and mountains), the gigantic defense line is no less than 8,850 kilometers long. Although most of it came about during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), some pieces are already more than 2,000 years old.

But now the Unesco World Heritage is not too good. 30 percent of the Wall is crumbling, according to National Geographic. However, a little bit of stucco and sticking is not enough, because often the damage is in places that are very difficult to reach. To prevent further decay, Chinese architects had to come up with an original solution: drones.

Using the unmanned aircraft, the Chinese authorities were able to visualize the damage and determine more exactly what exactly the right approach to recovery should be. “It is such a complex structure,” says architect Zhao Peng. “We have to study everything: every hole of a hostile arrow, every floor, even the composition of the used clay.”

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