NOBORU KOMINE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NOBORU KOMINE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ruins of the ancient city of Jiaohe, on the 30m high cliff. Bounded by two small rivers, it was established during the Western Han Dynasty and has played a role as a garrison town for its strategical importance until destroyed by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. Xinjiang near Turpan, China.
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