Mr. Mcwilliams said that over 400,000 people died throughout the Great Wall's construction. And they buried the bodies under the wall!
I can't believe we are actually in China on The Great Wall!
Today the Great Wall of China is recognized as the most impressive architectural feats in history. In 1987 the United Nations named the Great Wall a World Heritage site. Over the years, roadways have been cut through the wall at various points, and many sections have deteriorated after centuries of neglect. And the wall continues to attract many tourists every single day.
It says here that Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a unified China, ordered that earlier fortifications between states be removed. He also ordered that a number of existing walls along the northern border be joined into a single system that would extend for more than 3,000 miles. This would protect China against attacks from the north.
Well you see, we have an assignment in this one class in school and we came here to learn more about it.
Well, I hope that you two learned something today.
Well say no more, because I work at the museum nearby and I know a lot about China. I am after all a tour guide.
With the death of Qin Shi Hung and the fall of the Qin Dynasty, most of the wall fell into disrepair. When the Han Dynasty fell a series of frontier seized control of north China. The most powerful tribe was the Northern Wei Dynasty. It finally repaired and extended the existing wall to defend from other attacking tribes.