In a shocking incident, two individuals have been arrested for causing “irreversible damage” to the iconic Great Wall of China.
This beloved UNESCO World Heritage site is under threat due to the reckless actions of these culprits, but why would someone do such a thing?
Local authorities in Shanxi province reveal the disturbing details of how an excavator was used to dig through this historic wonder, causing irreparable harm.
The suspects, identified as Zheng, aged 38, and Wang, aged 55, now face serious consequences for their actions.
Their shocking motive? Creating a shortcut for nearby construction work by digging through the ancient Great Wall.
Remembering the Ming Dynasty
As a result of their actions, a significant portion of this iconic landmark has been severely damaged, posing a threat to its cultural relics.
Promptly responding to reports of the damage, local police in Yuyou County, Shanxi province, launched an investigation into the incident.
This tragic event has impacted a section of the Great Wall dating back to the illustrious Ming Dynasty (AD1368-1644) AKA a long time ago!
The affected area includes a well-preserved watchtower, designated as a provincial cultural relic, now at risk due to the irreparable damage.
Both suspects, Zheng and Wang, have been apprehended and criminally detained as investigations continue.
Reports revealed that despite its grandeur, the Great Wall has suffered from natural wear and tear and a lack of proper maintenance.
Shockingly, only 8.2 percent of the Ming Dynasty’s Great Wall remains well preserved, while a staggering three-quarters of it is in a state of disrepair.
Even more distressing is the fact that approximately one-third of this architectural marvel has vanished over time.
Stretching a colossal 21,196.18km, the Great Wall traverses 404 towns within 15 provincial regions, spanning across northern and central China.
Heritage at Risk
This act of vandalism has put an integral part of China’s cultural heritage at risk.
The world watches in shock as the fate of this historical wonder hangs in the balance.
The incident has prompted worldwide outrage and calls for greater accountability in preserving humanity’s shared heritage.
Efforts to restore and protect the Great Wall are now a race against time, as the world hopes to see this treasure preserved for future generations.
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