History of The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China, constructed to protect the Chinese Emperors from invading Huns, Mongols and other nomadic tribes, is the country’s most popular ancient architecture and became a national symbol. The history of the long fortification is complicated because it was rebuilt, altered and extended in different locations at different Dynasty periods in Chinese history. Stretching thousands of miles across nine provinces and municipalities, the wall was made not just of earth and stones, but of the flesh and blood of over 500,000 men. Here’s the history and facts about this defensive engineering of the medieval world. See also Terracotta Warriors: Facts and Information.