Presentation on theme: "The Great Wall of China. Background Information Was built and rebuilt by hand out of granite, stone, brick and earth. Time period from 400 B. C.-1600."— Presentation transcript:
The Great Wall of China
Background Information Was built and rebuilt by hand out of granite, stone, brick and earth. Time period from 400 B. C A.D. Stand 35 feet tall, towers every 100 to 200 yards, and is about 4,600 miles long Longest structure every built
Benefits of Building Great Wall Protection- wall prevented nomadic horsemen from invading farms More farmers would stay on farms There were fewer threats on Shihuangdi, ordering soldiers to work on different parts of the wall. As a result soldiers could not band together.
Costs of the Great Wall More than 300,000 workers, most drafted against will Construction so difficult and living conditions so harsh, thousands workers died. Often workers buried in the wall itself Gained the title, the worlds longest cemetery.