The Great Wall of China

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World History
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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is built from mud, stone and wood. There was a lot to be built, so the builders only used local sources and when they were building in the desert, they sometimes used sanded reeds and juniper tamarisks. Back in those days, there wasn't any electrical appliances, so they put the Wall together by stamping dirt and soil between board frames. About 300m3 of earth was used in building The Great Wall. (Mason, 2004)

The Great Wall of China

My drawing of The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is about 6000km long and reaches right across China. (Travelchina.com) The Great Wall starts at Lianoning and ends at Jiayugan Pass, Gansu west, reaches across Lianoning, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu and Qinghai.

The Great Wall of China was built mainly as a defence force. The Wall was built to protect the Chinese border and also as a barrier to help the Chinese during wars.(The Stone Dragon, 2012) The Chinese had quite a few valuable trade items, so they also built The Wall to prevent bandit tribes from crossing into their country. (The Stone Dragon, 2012) The Great Wall of China was expensive, because they needed to hire many people to build it and also the materials that they used were quite expensive. The walls were built of mud, gravel and wood. Even thought The Wall was built of good materials, it still needs repairing often. (The Stone Dragon, 2012)

I chose to draw this image of The Great Wall, because I think that it looks really similar to what the actual wall looks like.

Great-wallofchina.com,. 'The Great Wall Of China'. N.p., 2004. Web. 21 May 2015.

Bibliography

China, Travel. 'China Travel Agency, Small Group & Private Tour Service'. Travelchinaguide.com. N.p., 1998. Web. 20 May 2015.

Mason, KJ. 2004.


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