3Background 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 longLongest structure every built
5Benefits of Building Great Wall Protection- wall prevented nomadic horsemen from invading farmsMore farmers would stay on farmsThere were fewer threats on Shihuangdi, ordering soldiers to work on different parts of the wall. As a result soldiers could not band together.
7Costs of the Great WallMore than 300,000 workers, most drafted against willConstruction so difficult and living conditions so harsh, thousands workers died.Often workers buried in the wall itselfGained the title, “ the world’s longest cemetery.”