Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned
April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
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.
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…