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Which of these historic structures is oldest? Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, or Machu Picchu?

这些历史建筑哪个历史最悠久?巨石阵?长城?罗马斗兽场?马丘比丘?

Researchers believe construction on Stonehenge started in around 3000 B.C., making it the oldest structure on this list.

研究人员认为巨石阵于公元前3000年开始建造,这使得它成为上述历史最悠久的建筑。

AZUZ: Now, why it was built remains a mystery. But that doesn't keep more than a million people from visiting Stonehenge every year. It's one of Britain's most famous landmarks. It's also near a road with really bad traffic.

但是现在,为何修建此建筑仍是一个谜。但是,这并不能阻止每年有100多万人来访问巨石阵。它是英国最著名的地标之一。同时也临近一个交通状况非常糟糕的公路。

That's why the British government has approved a project that would build a traffic tunnel underneath Stonehenge and also widen the highway nearby.

这就是为何英国政府已经批准在巨石阵的下方建设交通隧道工程,同时也扩宽附近的高速公路。

The government says it will give a boost to local economy, as well as shorten drivers' trip times and reduce traffic congestion. And the plan has the support of the English heritage organization, as well as the United Nations.

政府表示,这将推动当地的经济发展,同时将缩短司机的旅行时间、减少交通阻塞。同时该计划也获得了英国遗产阻止和联合国的支持。

But critics say the tunnel won't significantly help traffic and that it could destroy any ancient artifacts that might still be hidden underneath Stonehenge.

但是,批评人士表示,隧道不会显著缓解交通,同时或许可以摧毁巨石阵下面可能隐藏的古器物。

A historian who opposes the plan says it's hard to believe the government would build a concrete tunnel that would, quote, "last at best 100 years and decimate a landscape that has lasted for millennia." The project would cost $2.4 billion and take four years to build starting in 2020.

一位反对此计划的历史学家表示,很难相信政府会修建一个混凝土隧道,原话引用“隧道最多只能用100年,但是却要毁坏已经持续了千年的景观”。该项目将会耗资24亿美元,于2020年开始,耗时四年。

Which of these historic structures is oldest? Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, or Machu Picchu?

Researchers believe construction on Stonehenge started in around 3000 B.C., making it the oldest structure on this list.

AZUZ: Now, why it was built remains a mystery. But that doesn't keep more than a million people from visiting Stonehenge every year. It's one of Britain's most famous landmarks. It's also near a road with really bad traffic.

That's why the British government has approved a project that would build a traffic tunnel underneath Stonehenge and also widen the highway nearby.

The government says it will give a boost to local economy, as well as shorten drivers' trip times and reduce traffic congestion. And the plan has the support of the English heritage organization, as well as the United Nations.

But critics say the tunnel won't significantly help traffic and that it could destroy any ancient artifacts that might still be hidden underneath Stonehenge.

A historian who opposes the plan says it's hard to believe the government would build a concrete tunnel that would, quote, "last at best 100 years and decimate a landscape that has lasted for millennia." The project would cost $2.4 billion and take four years to build starting in 2020.

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