The Great Wall of China
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Location China   map
Date -214   timeline
Building Type fortification, wall
 Construction System brick bearing masonry
Context rural
Style Ancient Chinese
Notes 2,260km (1400 miles) long, running generally east-west along the northern edge of China. The square watch towers may date to 1368, when the wall was extensively repaired.
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Sources on The Great Wall of China

Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. mentioned p147, p157. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com

William Lindesay. The Great Wall. Odyssey Publications, May 1999, Hardcover - 32 pages 2nd edition. ISBN 9622175988. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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