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What is the symbol in this geoglyph?
August 11, 2014 12:01 PM   Subscribe

This geoglyph appears in Jiayuguan province, near the western end of the Great Wall of China. It appears to be made out of planted trees. What does it mean?
posted by Johnny Wallflower to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I think it's the word 龍 (lóng, "dragon") rendered in cursive calligraphy. Specifically, it resembles the character labeled with a 3 in this image, which is the one by Huai Su.
posted by theodolite at 12:28 PM on August 11


Ah, thanks. I wonder what its purpose is.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:12 PM on August 11


I found an article! I'm relying on Google Translate but it seems like it is simply a large piece of land art constructed to mark the 2000-2001 year of the dragon.
posted by theodolite at 2:55 PM on August 11


Case closed!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:21 AM on August 12


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