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CHINA-HUNAN-CHANGSHA-ANCIENT CITY WALLS (CN)

CHINA-HUNAN-CHANGSHA-ANCIENT CITY WALLS (CN)

(120227) -- CHANGSHA, Feb. 27, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists work at the ruins of a 1,000-year-old city wall in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. The city of Changsha decides to preserve one sixth of 1,000-year-old city walls, saying that the bulk of the heritage structure will be moved out of flood concerns. The decision followed heated discussions over the fate of the 120-meter relics, which were discovered November 2011 at a construction site of a high-end shopping mall in downtown Changsha. The walls, part of the city defense in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), were renovated several times in later dynasties, Jiang Wenhui, vice head of the Hunan Administration of Cultural Relics, said.After consulting archaeologists, the government decides to preserve roughly 20 meters of the walls and relocate the rest from the original site on riverside where floods might occur in spring. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao) (xzj)
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