Friday, May 27, 2011

The Next (Il)logical Step in the Lost Crassus Army Saga

I’ve really got to start doing some serious stretching before I start reading email these days; I think I just injured myself shaking my head for the umpteenth time … from China Daily:

Construction has begun on a 200 million yuan ($30 million) project to restore the ancient town of Liqian from its ruins in Yongchang county, Northwest China’s Gansu province, local paper the Lanzhou Morning Post reported Friday.
The project involves restoring the remains of an ancient fortification, strikingly similar to Roman defense structures and covering about one square kilometer. The project will bring the town back to life, with Roman-style residential buildings, a temple, a street and a square all being rebuilt.

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