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Who built the Great Wall, when and why?
The Great Wall of China was not built all at one time. In 7th and 8th century BC, battles happened frequently among the states of the Spring-Autumn and Warring States dynasty and in order to defend themselves they began to built walls and towers on the borders. It was the state Chu who first built the wall. It was during the Qin Dynasty that the kingdom of Qin united the different parts into one empire. To defend off the invasions from northern invaders, Emperor Qin Shi Huang had all the walls joined up. Thus, the Great Wall came into being......
Where is the Great Wall of china located?
The Great Wall stretches across North China from east to west for over 6,000 kilometers. It extends from the shanhai pass at the seaside in the Hebei province in the east to the Jiayu pass in Gansu province in the west. The sites of the Great Wall stretch across 15 provinces of China. But since the great wall in Beijing is very long and protected well while most of the great walls in other China areas are not kept well and opened for tourists, it is commonly thought Beijing is the only place to see the Great Wall...
How was the Great Wall of China built?
It was very difficult to build such a wall in the ancient days without any modern machines. The construction of the Great Wall was mainly done by hand. The large stones, earth, wood and bricks were carried on human’s back or lifted by the bar. Simple machines were also used, such as varied handcarts, crowbars and wheels. Horses and Donkeys were also used to transport the materials.Thousands of men died and were buried under the wall they built. The Great Wall was made not only of stone and earth, but of the flesh and blood of millions of men...
What is the Great Wall of China made of?
The Great Wall was originally built in the Spring and Autumn but it was mainly built from earth, stones, and wood. Based on the technology available at different dynasties, the Great Wall was usually built with compacted earth and stone which was found in the local area. Natural terrain such as mountain ridges was often taken advantage of to form part of the wall. During the Ming Dynasty, bricks were heavily used in many areas of the wall. The size and weight of the bricks made them easier to work with than earth and stone, so construction quickened...
10 Legends and Stories of the Great Wall of China (1)
The majestic Great Wall was built with wisdom, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. As one of the Eight Wonders in the world, the Great Wall of China has become the symbol of the Chinese nation and its culture. Lots of beautiful legends and stories about the Great Wall took place following along the construction, and since that time these stories have spread around the country. Beautiful stories and legends about the Great Wall help to keep alive Chinese history and culture. In each dynasty after the building of the Great Wall, many more stories were created and spread. ...
Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China
1. Contrary to common belief, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space with the naked eye. It can be seen with aid. 2. As early as the Qin Dynasty (221-207BC) when building the Great Wall, glutinous rice flour was used in making the binding material to bind the bricks. 3 .The sections of the Great Wall that we mostly associate with The Great Wall of China were built by the Ming Dynasty. ...
Design of the Fortifications on the wall
The Great Wall is not just a wall. The Great Wall is made up of three components: passes, watchtowers and walls. Along the wall are watchtowers, where soldiers used to keep watch. Fires were lit on the top of the towers as a warning when the enemy came. Other defensive works such as forts, passes and beacon towers were built along the Wall to house auxiliary soldiers, store grain and weapons, and transmit military information. ...
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