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  1. The Great Wall of China Alexis Cabrera, Katie Mills, and Kaitlyn Ligman Period 3

  2. History “Great Wall of China” • The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago • It was built by Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China • It was built during the Qin Dynasty which ranged from 221 B.C. to 206 B.C.

  3. It was built in the 7th century B.C. when China was still divided into many small states • After the unification of China in 221 B.C., Qin Dynasty linked the walls of the three states in the north and formed the first "Wan Li Chang Cheng"

  4. History • Since the Great Wall was rebuilt, modified or extended throughout Chinese history for over 2,000 years. • Most of the Great Wall we see today was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). • In some areas, two walls built in two different dynasties can be seen running side by side.

  5. Why? • The Great Wall of China was built as a protection for defense. • The Great Wall of China was never acctually used to withstand an attack • Because of the weakness and coruption of the goverment allowed invaders to threaten Bejing instead.

  6. Other Walls • China is not the only country who has built a wall along its boundary • Athens, the Roman Empire, Denmark and Korea all built a wall • The Hadrian's Wall in northern England, built "to separate the Romans from the barbarians”

  7. Its Importants to the People • The Great Wall is the most famous Chinese landmark

  8. Activities • People will usually visit in the summer or the fall to see the unique structure • Badaling, Mutianyu, and Simatai are the most popular spots on the Great Wall of China tour • Great Wall Museum you may also see here

  9. Sources • www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/Allabout.html • http://web.bvu.edu/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=700 • http://www.hadrians-wall-bed-and-breakfast.co.uk/ • http://www.thegreatwall.com.cn/en/goc/goc-1.htm • http://www.tourchina.cn/culture/chinaviewold.htm • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/Map.html • http://www.destination360.com/asia/china/great-wall-of-china.php