On Central Asian Tracks 78 -
Ruins of ancient Chinese magazine, T.xviii, Tun-huang Limes, seen from south -
The figures of men standing at different points of the structure serve to
indicate its size. Indeed, the men are so tiny that they are hardly visible.
This immense structure baffled Stein for a while as to its function. But he
eventually found sufficient relics to conclude that it was a huge grain storage
warehouse plus central distribution point for other material and equipment
needed along the Han wall. Photos appear in other reports.