China to establish first Great Wall restoration center
CGTN

China's first Great Wall restoration center will be established in Beijing, combining academic research, restoration and protection of the ancient wall.

The center will be teamed up with archaeologists, designers and craftsmen to make targeted plans for the restoration of the Jiankou section of the Great Wall, which is located in the northern Huairou District of Beijing, according to Beijing Daily.

"The new method will effectively tackle unpredictability in excavation and protection of the Great Wall," said Zhang Tong, an official with the cultural relics administration of Huairou.

Restoring the Jiankou section of the Great Wall in Beijing, May 31, 2017. /VCG Photo

Restoring the Jiankou section of the Great Wall in Beijing, May 31, 2017. /VCG Photo

The center will also regularly check the conditions of the Great Wall for preventive conservation. It will keep records of the restoration for future use, the newspaper said.

With a total length of 7,952 meters, the Jiankou section was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was once neglected and became damaged over time.

(The Jiankou section of the Great Wall in Beijing, March 18, 2018. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency