The Great Wall of China (Chinese: 萬里長城; pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng) is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and
The Great Wall of China was constructed from the 7th Century BC by the Chu State and lasted until 1878 in the Qing Dynasty. The most remaining we see today was built in the Ming Dynasty about 600 years ago.
The Great Wall of China is an ancient series of walls and fortifications located in northern China, built around 500 years ago. Estimates of its length vary from 1,500 to 5,000 miles, but an archaeological survey carried out in 2012 by China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage suggested the wall is more than double than that length: some 13,000 miles – or 21,000km – long…
On the plains Great Wall workers made use of local soil (sand, loess, etc.) and rammed it into compact layers. Jiayuguan's Great Wall section in west China was mainly built with dusty loess soil — "the most erodible soil on the planet". It's amazing that sections 2,000 years old still remain mostly intact!
From the first wall built during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC) to the last work on it during the Ming Dynasty in the 17th Century, the building of the Great Wall of China spanned over 2500 years, and involved over twenty states and dynasties, so the history, functions, and structure of The Wall are many and varied.
The history of the Great Wall of China began when fortifications built by various states during the Spring and Autumn (771–476 BC) and Warring States periods (475–221 BC) were connected by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect his newly founded Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) against incursions by nomads from Inner Asia.
The Great Wall of China was built 2,200 years ago out of military necessity: to combat the Mongolian ancestors of Genghis Khan. Its construction was a marvel of military engineering.
The Great Wall was built over more than 2,000 years, and a length totaling more than 20,000 km was constructed. An accurate number of workers is unknown, but it must be in the millions. According to Historian Records (史记), 300,000 soldiers were sent to build the Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty, and it took 9 years.
The Great Wall was built by a labor force including soldiers, common people and criminals in fact. Emperor Qin Shihuang is widely recognized as the first man who ordered to build the Great Wall of China; however, it is not him.A duke of Chu State in the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-276BC) was first one ordering to build the wall.
It took millennia to build, but today the Great Wall of China stands out as one of the world's most famous landmarks. FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if you see something that ...