The Great Wall Ancient Chinese Wonder

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC.

The Great Wall stretches from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west.

Another archaeological survey found that the entire wall with all of its branches measure out to be 21,196 km (13,171 mi).

Today millions of tourists visit the Great Wall of China.

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