NinjaTurtle Posted June 9, 2020 at 09:16 PM Report Share Posted June 9, 2020 at 09:16 PM Archaeologists suggest surprising true purpose of Great Wall of China's northern section “It was supposedly built to keep the bloodthirsty Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan at bay. “But the northern segment of the Great Wall of China served a more mundane purpose, according to Israeli archaeologists who say it was actually used to hem in livestock. “The archaeologists came to the conclusion, which challenges previous assumptions, after mapping out the Great Wall's 460-mile Northern Line for the first time. "Prior to our research, most people thought the wall's purpose was to stop Genghis Khan's army," said Prof Gideon Shelach-Lavi, an expert at Jerusalem's Hebrew University and the leader of the two year-study. “But the Northern Line, which lies mostly in Mongolia, winds through valleys, is relatively low in height and close to paths - which suggests it served non-military functions. "Our conclusion is that it was more about monitoring or blocking the movement of people and livestock, maybe to tax them," Prof Shelach-Lavi said.” (cont.) https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-suggest-surprising-true-purpose-122847269.html 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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