Essay Topics about GREAT WALL OF CHINA

English_Master February 27, 2016 No Comments
GREAT WALL OF CHINA The Great Wall of China was first built two thousand years ago by the first emperor of China, Shi Huangdi. It is the only man-made structure able to be seen in space; because of this the Wall has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Wall was built to drive out the barbarians (xongnu), who regularly raided the Chinese farming villages Shi Huangdi gave Meng Tien the command of three hundred thousand men to drive out the barbarians. Meng Tien took the men to the south of the Yellow River and built the ten-thousand li (there is roughly 2 li’s to every kilometer) long wall. This took them over a hundred years to complete, by which time all original workers and lords have already died. The wall surrounded the central, most important part of China so that the barbarians could not attack. However, the barbarians did attack several times before backing down. Over the years, dust storms, winds and natural disasters wiped out the original Great Wall until all traces of it had been completely destroyed. It was rebuilt in the 15th century and it now stands today. The emperor and the supervisor, Meng Tien, took the credit for building the Wall, but...
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