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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Place Around the World- The Great Wall - China

Great Wall of China is a series of fortresses of stone and earth in northern China, which was originally built for the northern border of the Chinese empire to protect against the entry of various groups of nomads. Some walls have since 5 Century BC have been built, collectively as the Great Wall, which has grown and its 16th in the fifth century BC with the Century means. One of the best known are the wall between 220-206 BC, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang is built. Some of the walls that remain, was the largest part of the existing wall during the Ming Dynasty built.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall stretches from east to west only in Lop, along the arc that roughly describes the southern tip of Mongolia. The extensive archaeological research, using advanced technologies, has recently discovered that the whole wall, with branches to 8,851.8 km (5,500.3 miles). It consists of 6,259.6 km (3889.5 km) off the wall real, 359.7 kilometers (223.5 miles) of trenches and 2,232.5 km (1387.2 miles) of
natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers.

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