Part of Berlin Wall discovery announced

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The Berlin Wall came down in 1989. But it seems that its story still hasn’t been fully told.

A previously unknown section of the wall was discovered in summer 2018 in a residential section of northwest Berlin.

A group of Berlin residents has discovered a 20-meter section of the Berlin Wall near the seat of Germany’s BND intelligence agency. Officials announced the discovery as Berlin commemorated the wall’s victims.

I was completely surprised that undiscovered parts still exist,” Councillor Gothe told the DPA news agency.

Gothe was among the group of trekkers who found a 20-meter (65.6-foot) section of the wall that had allegedly been obscured by bushes in June. The segment is a part of the outer defense perimeter that was built to provide additional security to the main wall. Gothe and other members of his group stumbled upon the wall near the modern-day headquarters of the BND intelligence agency.

The Berlin Wall Foundation confirmed that the structure was authentic.

“There can always be new smaller sections hidden somewhere around the city,” the foundation’s representative Gesine Beutin told DW. 

 

 

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