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In totality, the length of the Great Wall of China is 13,171 miles long. This includes the 5,500 miles of wall built in the Ming Dynasty in the 14th century. More »

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The first formal measurement of the Great Wall of China in 2012 revealed that the wall is 13,17 miles long, a number that includes all of its branches. This is more than twice as long as previously thought based on histo... More »

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Construction on The Great Wall of China was started in approximately 220 B.C. as a means to prevent barbarian nomads from invading the Chinese Empire. As it never effectively prevented invasions, the Great Wall came to s... More »

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The Great Wall of China extends over 8,850 kilometers from northeastern to north-central China, including trenches and mountains in addition to a collection of wall sections. The main series of walls stretches from Shanh... More »

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While it is impossible to know exactly what the Great Wall of China cost to build, modern calculations estimate the cost to be approximately $360 billion. The wall is 4,160 miles from end to end. More »

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The Great Wall of China was built over a period of about 17 centuries, between approximately 220 BC to the 17th century AD. The most well-known section of the Great Wall, located 43 miles northwest of Beijing, was built ... More »

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