The Great Wall of China

GREAT_WALLHey, it’s the Time Traveler. I just went back in time to ancient China to see the Great Wall. The wall was built in sections over hundreds of years. I’m going to tell you how long the wall is, who built the wall, and how it was made.

We don’t exactly know how long the wall is because some of it has been buried under sand and water. We know there is at least 13,170 miles of it. It is five to ten meters wide.  It isn’t just one wall, though. It is a series of different walls.

Who built it? We don’t really know for sure. Some people say it was the emperor. Others say it was regular people or possibly slaves. I think it was slaves.

How they made the great wall is weird. There is a legend that says the bones of the dead were mixed with concrete to make mortar. But that’s not true. I think it is weirder than that. The thing they used was sticky rice and concrete for only parts of the wall. The other parts were wood and stone.

The Great Wall of China is the only man-made thing that can be seen from space. It is truly remarkable.


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