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Building the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built over various centuries as parts. Each province in China created part of the wall in order to protect its lands from attack. The Emperors Qin and Han began to link the sections of the wall to secure China. During the Ming Dynasty the construction of the Great Wall of China was completed. Known as its present image, the construction of the Great Wall of China took approximately 2000 years from the beginning of the period 476 BC to 221 BC during the Han Dynasty, to the Ming Dynasty 1368 AD to 1644 CE, and the times passed on the wall as follows:
- The Qin Dynasty: They packed clay and gravel between the wood panels until the wall was made.
- Han Dynasty: The Chinese people were able to use more stones, and they started making large stones and stone buildings to use as watchtowers along the wall.
- Emperor Ming’s reign: People had learned how to make bricks in ovens, and they could also cut granite and marble, so they used these materials to make very strong and very wide walls.
The goal of building the Great Wall of China
The wall dates back to the seventh century B.C. and was built over the centuries to stave off invasions, as the oldest fortification walls in China were erected as a defense tool between the kingdoms and the warring nations to defend the Chinese against the Chinese themselves.
Introducing the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a very long wall, built as a vast fortress in ancient China. The Great Wall actually consists of several walls parallel to each other and extends from northern China, and is one of the most wonderful structures on Earth. The Great Wall was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987 .
The Great Wall of China is one of the most distinctive human buildings, and the wall is the eighth of the Seven Wonders and is said to be the only human action that can be seen from the moon, which of course is not true.