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Great Wall

Said to be the only man made object visible from space.

The Great Wall of China is also known by the Chinese as the 10,000 Li Wall. The Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to Jiayuguan Pass in the Gobi Desert. The wall was originally begun under the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC) when China was unified under Emperor Qin Shihuang.

The wall never really did perform its function as a defense line to keep out invading armies. As Guenghis Khan supposedly said, " The strength of a wall depends on the courage of those who defend it!"

Sentries could be bribed. However the wall did serve as a kind of elevated highway. Allowing men and equipment to be transported over mountainous Terrain

The Great Wall of CHINA