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 defense against invasion.
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.
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 Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Lake in the west, roughl...
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 historical records.
The Great Wall of China built during the Ming dynasty begins near Jiayu Pass and ends in Shanhai Pass in Korea Bay. The Ming Great Wall is generally considered the main line of the Great Wall of China, though walls from other periods of Chinese history are also included...
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.
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 between the 14th and 17th centuries AD. The Great ...