From Ulaan Bataar to Beijing
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"In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance."
Photo taken on July 29 2000
On 7/7/7 The Great Wall is elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, see
New 7 Wonders of the World
On 7/7/7 The Great Wall is elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, see New 7 Wonders of the World
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