3 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 longLongest structure every built
5 Benefits 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.
7 Costs 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.”