The Great Wall Of China, Chinese Wonder Of The World
The Great Wall of China
“The Great Wall Of China” in old chinese it is called Chángchéng; literally “Long wall”). Out of many walls built in those days this is the most famous one. It was built in 200 B.C by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. The long wall of 10,000 Li is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total.
Visibility From Space
The Great Wall of China as seen in a false-color radar image from the Space Shuttle, taken in April 1994 Visibility from the moon Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon from May 1932 claimed that the wall is “The mightiest work of man, the only one that would be visible to the human eye from the moon”.