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The Great Wall of China Collapses After Heavy Rains

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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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I know the Chinese might take this as a sign of some sort but the fact remains that it is due to heavy rains and nothing else.

What I find interesting is the wall once built by hand, came down by nature and may be repaired with machines. If I had a choice I would launch a team of workers to once again repair it by hand and even use the old World techniques to keep it real.

Let's hope so.

www.blacklistednews.com...

Days of heavy rain have badly damaged a section of the Great Wall of China. Local authorities are now trying to repair the collapsed area. The rain in the Hebei Province in Northern China caused massive flooding, and tons of water swept down from the mountains and swept away a section of the wall at Dajingmen, a local official reported.



The 36 meter long section is now being repaired. Workers are also reinforcing other sections of the Wall damaged by the water. Reports from experts say other fragments of the Wall, which has stood for centuries, are also in danger due to erosion and cracking.



The Dajingmen section, as well as the most of Great Wall, was constructed during the Ming Dynasty that reined in China between 1368 and 1644. However there are still fragments of the Great Wall dating to the 2nd century BC.


I guess this should be a lesson of some sort. All great things built by man can and will...fall.

Peace


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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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If they employ their current manufacturing approach, it won't last very long. They will be picking up a new great wall from Walmart within a year. Of course, at those prices, it actually economical.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by DamTyD
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If they employ their current manufacturing approach, it won't last very long. They will be picking up a new great wall from Walmart within a year. Of course, at those prices, it actually economical.


There are still a few things in the World that even the Mighty Wally can't replace...and this is one of them.


Peace



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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The Chinese military built some fake Great Wall in the 1980s. That is what the tourists visit outside Beijing.

That particular part of the Great Wall that collapsed does look rather new. It is also strange that it survived for 2,000 years but collapsed just recently.




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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by DamTyD
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If they employ their current manufacturing approach, it won't last very long. They will be picking up a new great wall from Walmart within a year. Of course, at those prices, it actually economical.


I don't know. I am thinking if it had been made in the U.S.A it would have failed ages ago.


To OP...I hate to see things like this where history as bad or good as it is...is destroyed. No matter how it is replaced it isn't the same. You are right though. All things put here by man will fade away in time.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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I have to be honest, this is the first thing that came to mind:





posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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They might rebuild it with hand, after all they are 1/5 of the worlds popluation
enough man power available



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Gdamn double post
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
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The Chinese military built some fake Great Wall in the 1980s. That is what the tourists visit outside Beijing.

That particular part of the Great Wall that collapsed does look rather new. It is also strange that it survived for 2,000 years but collapsed just recently.




edit on 10-8-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)


I didn't know about the fake wall and searched a bit but nothing came up of it being the original or not.

After 2,000 yrs tho, if it is indeed the original, a little collapse now and then is due IMO.


Peace



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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I guess this should be a lesson of some sort. All great things built by man can and will...fall.


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Oh how true that is.

Must have been raining ... dogs. We all know what happens to the cats over there



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by UnaChispa


I guess this should be a lesson of some sort. All great things built by man can and will...fall.


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Oh how true that is.

Must have been raining ... dogs. We all know what happens to the cats over there


Don't forget that the dogs are on the menu as high cuisine as well...


Peace



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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super cool, only 9,000 miles more to collapse and China will be ours.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Quick, it's time to escape, rush the wall now. I wonder how many people rush the wall so that they can go visit relatives or just to say that they wondered outside of the wall. Some things got to crumble sometime or other.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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"The Great Wall of China Collapses".

Funny!

Today's actually remaining wall parts of the wall are 4000 MILES still, with the entire wall 13,000 mls.

Throughout the centuries, many parts of the wall collapsed, withered, were destroyed, re-built etc...and your article is about a 36m little piece of the wall collapsed due to rain? SLOW NEWS DAY?



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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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I think we are at secret weapons including weather war with china... a flood here, a drought there, a hurricane here, a missile launch there, a satellite launched aircraft destroying weapon here, a earth based satellite weapon destroyed there....

tit...

tat...



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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I can't believe it lasted as long as it did, considering it's "made in China" And why would anyone want it resurrected? I have never gotten the "Wall" thing.







 
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