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  • 1. The Great Wall of China
    The Great Wall of China

2. History
It is 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles includes mountains) from east to west of China.
It is one of the wonders of the world
It was created in the Ming Dynasty
Construction Period: About 2,000 years from the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
3. History
Most of the great wall that I saw was created during the Ming dynasty
The wall was created to protect them from intruders
It was not known as the great wall until the Qin dynasty
4. What was the purpose of the Great Wall.
The wall was built to protect the soldiers from their enemies. (Mongdians)
Every emperor spent money on the building of the wall
It was not created in one era and was worked on by many dynasties
Beacon tower was a part of the wall where they would send smoke signals and alert the soldiers that they were being attacked.
5. Cont.
The soliders lived in the wall with food, grain, and weapons
The actually wall is 3,900 miles
10,000 years ago China was not unified
In 221 BC Great emperor Terra Cotta unified China
Ming dynasty was app 400-600 years ago at that time the modern section of the great wall had not been built
6. In what ways has the wall changed
The wall has been repaired over the years and will always need some type of work done from time to time
The reconstruction of the wall lasted for over 17,000 years
Over 2 million people have died in the reconstruction process for various reasons
If the boss felt as though the workers were not completing their job fast enough or not doing it correctly they would be killed.
7. cont
There is now a modern section of the wall
There is tobogan slide that can be taken from a certain section of the wall, and will take you back to the bottom of the wall
There are cable cars that have to be taken in order to get up to the wall and walk around
You can not gain access to the wall by walking from ground level.
8. Cable Car Entrace
9. Cable Cars
10. The Cable Car I rode up in
11. Map of The Great Wall with information
12. Details from Map
At the bottom of the picture on the right hand side is how part of the original wall looked before the reconstruction
The other pictures are of the original structures i.e. the watchtower, and bridges
13. Part of the wall and a watch tower
14. tai
15. Information regarding picture
This section of the wall was builtunder the supervision of General XuDa of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in the Ming Dynasty
Forts were built on 2 sides of the wall
There were 3 watch towers built
A tower called Zhengguan, which could be rarely seen on the great wall
The Northwestpart of the the wall was constructedon 1,000 mountain high ridge