The Great Wall of China
By Zachary, Anton and James
Time Spent to Build and when it was built
Original Wall: approximately 20 years Wall Now: 200 years
The Great Wall of China was built more than 2 000 years ago, by Qin Shi Huangdi.
The Great Wall is spread all over China!
Story Related to The Great Wall of China
The most well known story is on a girl called Meng Jiang Nü.
Having escaped from the heavy labour work around the Great Wall construction site, a young man called Fan Qi Liang hid in a private garden where he ran into Meng Jiang Nü, the daughter of the garden owner. They married but right after the wedding, Fan Qi Liang was taken away to build the Great Wall again. Meng Jiang Nü waited at home.
Winter came but Fan Qi Liang did not return. Meng Jiang Nü made him some warm clothes and decided to take them to her husband. She got to the construction site but Fan Qi Liang was nowhere to be found. She was then told that Fan Qi Liang had died and his body was built into the Great Wall.
Meng Jiang Nü cried night and day. Her sorrow was so deep Wall broke that then down and exposed the bones and bodies of many dead men. Meng Jiang Nü cut her fingers and dripped her blood on the dead until her blood flowed into one. Knowing that this was her husband, she buried him, then jumped into water and killed herself.
In 221 BC, Emperor Qin brought the other six states together and made first unified kingdom in Chinese history. To strengthen his newly born authority and defend the Huns, he ordered his kingdom to connect the walls built by the other states, as well as building new parts of the wall. Thats how the Great Wall of China which started. From the east of today's Liaoning Province and ended at Lintao, Gansu Province.