WORLD FAMOUS WALLS
‘GREAT WALL OF CHINA’ is known to all.But there are some more great walls in different parts of the world, for various historical reasons. A glimpse at them is given here.
1. GREAT WALL OF CHINA- The only man-made construction visible from space.Length-9000 k.ms.This is on the northern border of china, between China and Mangolia.The top portion is so wide that four horse riders can ride at a time.Took two centuries to build..
2. MOROCCAN WALL –This is on the western side of Sahara desert .2700 k.ms long. Made of sand. It separates the areas controlled by Morocco and Palissario.Presently, this is the focul centre of the conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco.
3.Walls of ConstantinopleThese walls are built around Constantinople, i.e. present Istambul.These have important role in the history of Turkey.It is said that these walls have prevented many wars.These are 36 ft.long and built to prevent invasions from sea and land routes.
4 HADRIANS WALL -This 117 K.Ms long wall is surrounding larger part of Northern England.Roman emperers got this wall built.It was built to prevent Barbarian attacks.Roman king Hadrian’s got this wall built, So it is called by his name .This wall is made from stone and turf.
5 DUBROVINK WALLS –The walls around the city of Dubrovnik were built in 7th century A.D.They are now considered as ‘World Heritage monuments’ These walls have protected the city very well in the medieval period.
6 THE BERLIN WALL This wall was built in 1961,to prevent the entry of refuges from East Germany to west Germany. It was 140 k.ms long.AS a result og this, the families had become separated. Citizens of both the sides considered it as a curse.With the consent of both the countries, this wall was destroyed in 1989, to the enjoyment of all.Just recently. The 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin wall was celebrated with great happiness by all. The remains of this wall are now preserved in a museum in Berlin.Many photos and maps related to this are also kept there.
7 THE GUM WALL OF SEATTLE This wall attached to Pike place market in Seattle in America, is famous as ‘CHEWING GUM WALL’ Audience who used to come to visit the theatre for a show, would stand leaning against this wall to save themselves from rain and , used to paste chewing gum to this market wall.Hence it got the name Chewing Gum Wall..Strangely enough,young couple have a fancy to get photographed here, after their marriage.
8 waling weall of Jerusalem - it means the weeping wall.This was built in19th century B.C. But some layers of this were added in 7th century. It is 1600 ft long and 187 ft in height.This is a religious place also. Pilgrims visit this place.
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