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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Great Wall, China

Card # 30
These postcard sent to me by Jue Huang

"The long wall of 10,000 is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during various successive dynasties. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. Has been World Heritage Site since 1987. Read more

Photograph of the Great Wall in 1907

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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