TITLE

The Great Wall

AUTHOR(S)
Kalman, Bobbie
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
China: The Land;2001, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article features the Great Wall of China. Throughout history many civilizations have built walls to defend themselves against outsiders. By far the most famous of these is the Great Wall of China. The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di, organized the building of the Great Wall. Portions of the wall were built on steep mountainsides. Laborers had to struggle to find secure footing. The Great Wall of China is the largest structure in the world. It curves across three provinces and stretches nearly 4,000 miles from Beijing to the deserts of Inner Mongolia. The wall is built on a bed of wide, square stones. Along the way are towers that were used by soldiers watching out for possible attacks. The wall is so wide in some places that several horses can gallop along the top. The Great Wall also became a world-famous tourist attraction.
ACCESSION #
17895998

 

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