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Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

     The Great Wall of China began under the Qin dynasty. During this time over 300,000 people worked for 10 years to build a defense against Northern invaders. The wall had small additional over the years, until it again became a large project under the Ming Dynasty between 1368 and 1644. Currently several portions of the wall have been restored. Most of them are near the capitol city of Beijing. A majority of the 1700 mile wall outside the Beijing area is in very large disrepair.




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Cook, Thomas (1996). Passport's Illustrated Travel Guide to China. Passport Books, Chicago, Illinois


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