Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Long And Winding Wall

It Stretches A Bit Further Than We Thought

The Great Wall of China is 180 miles longer than previously thought. The extra miles of the world-renowned ancient monument were uncovered after a two-year government mapping study. The project used mapping technologies such as infrared range and GPS devices to show extra portions of the wall hidden by hills, trenches and rivers.

FOOTNOTE: Mortar follow.

15 comments:

Ananda girl said...

Who would have thought you could lose something that big!

Chapati said...

Woah! That's a lot of miles!

Shadow said...

who'd a thought....

A Cuban In London said...

You can always count on the Chinese to big up their lot :-D!

Greetings from London.

spacedlaw said...

Hardly a small matter!

willow said...

That's a LOT longer! One of my favorite pics of WT is at the Great Wall.

Lynne said...

Must be something in the air, David. Did you read in the paper that the Kiwis have just found out that their North & South Islands were never officially, named? So, I guess losing a bit of a wall is nothing compared to "losing" the names of the biggest parts of your country!! :) Off-topic, David, but will we be having the pleasure of your company at the annual CTR fundraiser dinner dance this year here in Melbourne? I hope so...it's great fun. :)

Maggie May said...

Mortar follow! I like that!

Lynne said...

Oops! Sorry, David, meant to say, if you haven't been to a CTR dance before....it's an Anglo-Indian function, raising money for Calcutta Tiljallah Relief. And yes...I would forget my head if it wasn't screwed on!! :-/

Gaston Studio said...

Damn! Does this mean I've got to return and walk 180 more miles!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Love the label! Very interesting anecdote as well...

74WIXYgrad said...

In the immortal words of Pink Floyd. "All in all it's just another brick in the wall."

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just a little 180 miles like from Bristol to Liverpool - amazing! These Chinese must have been 'bricks'

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sounds great. A bit extra to walk!

CJ xx

Lynne said...

In the immortal words of Pink Floyd. "All in all it's just another brick in the wall."

5:59 AM

Am I not the only Pink Floyd fan still alive, then?!! :)