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Great Wall Facts

Parts of the Great Wall were built over 2,000 years ago

You CAN'T see it from space

The wall is a UNESCO World Heritage site listed in 1987

The wall is approximately 4,000 miles long

Great Wall of China Facts

The wall averages 15 to 30 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide

That dead slaves were buried in the wall is probably untrue

The Great Wall is not one continuous wall but a series of walls joined together

The wall was built by prisoners, soldiers, and local people

The Great Wall visible to tourists today was built mostly during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

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