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.


Photo, exterior

Photo, exterior

Photo, exterior


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

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

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about The Great Wall of China


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