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China's Great Wall Facts
The Great Wall in China is an interesting work of art in itself. This hub is to show you some interesting facts about the Great Wall. These facts may not come in useful for anything,but they are neat to know. Maybe you'll be on Jeopardy someday,and one of these questions will arise.
Sit back,scroll down,and let us take a trip to China.
The Great Leap
You wouldn't know it by looking at most pictures,but there is only about 1/3rd of the Great Wall left.
In the 1950's,China's leader,Mao Zedong allowed peasants to take bricks from the wall to build homes and other buildings.
The walls main use was a roadway for people through the mountains. It would have taken a person months to get somewhere if not for the Great Wall.
The Great Wall was built by many slaves and prisoners of war. When there were deaths they just put the bodies in the mortar.
China's Great Wall is the longest cemetary there is.
From orbit over the Earth the Great Wall is visible. This is a picture from a NASA satellite.
Here is the link.
- China Seen From Space
Satellite photoes of the whole of china, radar photo of the Great Wall of China taken by radar from space, and NOAA photos of 1998 flood in China.
Did you learn anything new and interesting?
China and the Great Wall are very interesting subjects.
Hope you enjoyed!