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Great Wall of China 3

  • Date Submitted: 03/14/2010 10:29 PM
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Qin was very disturbed with these invasions, so in the year 214 B.C.E. he   gave freedom to prisoners and gathered workers and herds of animals. He gave all this to Meng T'ien, his loyal general. Meng and the men and animals were sent north to fortify Shih's kingdoms from invading armies.So Qin decided to make a wall that is very long . This great   wall would block to keep out all tribes that wanted to invade China. It also served to separate the civilized acts of the farmers in China to the barbaric acts of the nomadic tribes. What Qin did not know was that the construction would cause many deaths and much suffering to the builders of the wall. The wall which Meng and his men created had watchtowers, forty feet tall, every two hundred yards. The purpose of the towers was to alert the defending soldiers of approaching, attacking tribes. The soldiers at the towers signalled to each other by day using smoke signals, ! waving flags, blowing horns, and ringing bells and at   by nightthey burned fireworks. The wall was like fifteen hundred miles long, thirty feet high and, at the base, twenty-five feet thick. Actually, it was two walls aligned with each other and then filled in with a stone base pounded smooth. The wall traveled over mountains and through valleys.

The wall surrounded the central, most important part of China so that the barbarians could not attack. But, the barbarians   attack salot of   times before backing down. The Wall is made of large pieces of stone that’s   craved so that it will not shift, inside is a core of rubble that makes it flexible. There are three watchtowers to every kilometre of wall. Each of the watchtowers are have   a fire lighting stand for alerting the surrounding towers, armies and villages of whatever danger that may be coming.


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