50 States/50 Countries – The Great Wall

 

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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. 

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The Great Wall is one of the few man-made objects that can be seen from space, but not from the moon as the myth suggests. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and is approximately 6000km long and stretches across North China from east to west for over 6,000 kilometers.

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Exploring in communist China…

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Another exciting adventure in the far east…Rich

 

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