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STONE TOWERS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

STONE TOWERS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA
Various Locations, China
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BACKGROUND

Spread throughout Sichuan Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, 250 stone towers rise above the trees of southwest China. These monumental structures were built from a combination of cut stone, brick, and timber, and appear in several forms: square, polygonal, and star-shaped (with 5, 6, 10, 12, or 13 points). (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Stone Towers of Southwest China were placed on the 2006 Watch list. Prior to their nomination, the towers were largely unknown, even to experts within China. Although conservation appeared difficult because the towers are so spread out, it was hoped that Watch listing would bring support from the local authorities. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The stone towers are located in provinces that are home to several of China’s minority ethnic groups, many of whom do not have written histories. Because of the dearth of information about the region’s past, the physical presence of the stone towers is crucial evidence that a civilization thrived there. (...)

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