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Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned

April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized

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The villagers of Huaxian County in Henan, China, took “finders keepers” to a whole new level on Thursday when a 1,800-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site was drained for cleaning.

The Weihe River, which is part of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, was a scene of a scavenger hunt when villagers flocked to the site to dig for treasure.

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According to People’s Daily, the river was drained for routine cleaning and when villagers caught wind of it, decided it was a once in a lifetime chance to help themselves to the treasures buried underground. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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