The Great Wall of China

The Longest Man Made Object Ever!

What is the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China is the longest man made thing ever built. It is 2,145 miles long of wall. The Great Wall has a thickness of 15 to 30 feet of the wall and 25 feet tall. It is made out of masonry rocks and packed Earth, but over time they have changed the material. It has been repaired over 20 occasions over the years of 1368-1644 A.D.. It was known as the longest cemetery while it was built because all the men and women working on it many died for hard work and labor.

Who helped build The Great Wall of China?

Qi, Yan, Wei, Zhao and Qin all built parts of the wall. Emperor Qin Shihuang unified the six states he ordered general Meng Tian to connect the existing walls and extend the front line defense of the walls. Earliest extension of walls was by the Qin Dynasty in 260-210 who united all of China. The Han the Sui, the Jin, and The Ming all helped rebuild and extend The Great Wall of China.

Where is The Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China starts at the Shanhaiguan Pass of Hebei Province in the east along the Bohai Bay. To the west, it extends to the Jiayuguan Pass is Gansu Province in the western dessert. The wall is very useful for the Chinese people because it makes them feel more comfortable for them because they believe they are safe from the nomadic tribes that come through and steal food and precious items and kill anyone in there way. The wall makes it impossible to get across the wall because they cant get around 2,145 miles of wall and you can't get over it because of all the watch towers and cannons ready to fire at any nomadic tribes coming towards the wall.

When was The Great Wall of China built?

The Great Wall originated in 700 B.C.. The first major emperor was built in the first emperor. It was built in a lot of the Qin Dynasty and also a little bit of the Ming Dynasty that took 100 years to build in the Ming Dynasty. It was built in many different time periods over 2,100 years. It started in the 5th century B.C. and ended in the 16th century A.D. and was rebuilt and fortified many times.


China Revealed 101: Great Wall of China