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The Great Wall of China was built during several periods of China's history, most famously during the reign of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor of China. He ruled between 221 and 206 B.C. 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 was not built in a single year. It was the work of many centuries, and smaller walls built in the Warring States Period, from 476 to 221 BC, were connected by Emperor Qin Shihuang as a front line ... 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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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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The Great Wall of China was not built in a single year. It was the work of many centuries, and smaller walls built in the Warring States Period, from 476 to 221 BC, were connected by Emperor Qin Shihuang as a front line ... More »

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