China, Great Wall drilled to get to work earlier: irreversible damage

They wanted to shorten commuting time to work, so they decided to open a “gap” in the Great Wall. “Irreversible damage to the integrity of the Ming Great Wall and the safety of cultural relics”, is the accusation of two workers, a 38-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, arrested for allegedly having opened a breach by expanding an existing cavity so that the excavator could cross the wall, thus shortening the journey to the job site. The Great Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, was built and rebuilt continuously from around 220 BC until the Ming Dynasty in the 1600s, when it became the largest military fortification in the world.

Source: IL Tempo