The History Of The Great Wall Of China


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The Great Wall of China refers to several walls that were constructed in the 5th Century, B.C.  There were also some that were constructed in the 16th century.  The ones that were constructed during the latter century were used as a shield for China’s northern borders.

At this time, China was ruled by empires with successive dynasties.  The most notable wall was constructed by China’s fist emperor. Nowadays, there’s not much of it left.  There is currently a wall there that was constructed by the Ming Dynasty.

The length of the Great Wall of China is about 4,000 miles from Shanhaiguan to Lop Nut.  However, the total number of miles is 4,160.  When the Ming Wall was at the top, there were about a million men available to guard it.  However, on a sad note, there were at least two to three million Chinese locals that succumbed during the construction of the Great Wall.

During the Song Dynasty, the Museum of the Construction of the Great Wall was in place.  Another name for this great wall was Shanhaiguan Great Wall.  Shanhaiguan is a word that means “Number One Pass Under Heaven”.

There are some areas of the wall that need to be fixed because they look bad.  Some people may think that they can be used for playgrounds or the construct homes or roads.  There are also parts of the wall that people like to use to display their graffiti artwork.  There are some parts that have been damaged or destroyed because of construction in the area.  No one knows how much of the wall will stay intact.

For the wall of Gansu, it is not certain how much will be left.  It’s been predicted to fall apart because of the erosion that has settled in.  It used to be taller than what it is today.  There were prominent images that are no longer existent.  Since the majority of the western sections are made from mud, it’s more likely that these sections will be the first to go.

The Great Wall is considered more like a thread.  You would not be able to see this thread from at least one hundred yards away.  It has not been proven that anyone, including an astronaut could see the Great Wall from where the moon is situated.

Can the wall be seen from earth orbit?  Some say that you can hardly see it and that the conditions have to be just right for you to do so.  An astronaut tried looking at the Great Wall with binoculars, but the perception was not very good.  Other astronauts and politicians claimed to have seen it, but their thoughts were dismissed by other people.

Another astronaut decided to take photos from the space station where it showed the Great Wall.  After looking at the photo, still it was not determined whether or not it was legitimate.  Eventually, it was decided that the Great Wall could be seen under special circumstances.  You would be able to see it, once you knew where to search.

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