The Great Wall of China is famous because it is an architectural feat of ancient China that is also the longest man-made wall in the world. The main purpose for building this structure was as a defensive fortification ag... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Generally, the seven wonders of the medieval world are considered to be Stonehenge, the Colosseum, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Great Wall of China, the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, the Hagia Sophia and the Leanin... More »

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The exact number of people who died during the construction of the Great Wall of China is unknown; however, it is estimated that up to 1,000,000 people lost their lives. Over 2000 years ago, Emperor Qin commanded the ori... More »