The Great Wall - La Muralla China

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La Gran Muralla China (chino tradicional: 長城, chino simplificado: 长城, pinyin: Cháng Chéng, "Larga fortaleza") es una antigua fortificación china construida para proteger el imperio de China desde el siglo III adC de los ataques de los nómadas xiongnu de Mongolia y Manchuria. El principal propósito del muro no era impedir que fuera atravesado, sino más bien impedir que los invasores trajeran caballerías con ellos.

La muralla es extraordinariamente larga, con 7.300 km de este a oeste, desde el paso de Shanghai, cerca de Bohai (Golfo de Zhili) hasta el Paso de Jiayu (en la actual provincia de Gansu). Sin contar sus ramificaciones y construcciones secundarias, cubre 6.400 km desde la frontera con Corea al borde del río Yalu hasta el desierto de Gobi, cruzando siete provincias.

La Gran Muralla está formada por una serie de murallas construidas y reconstruidas por diferentes dinastías durante más de 1.000 años.

La muralla fue nombrada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en el año 1987.

El día 7/7/2007 la muralla china fue nombrada como una de las ganadoras en la lista de las Siete Maravillas del Mundo Moderno. La votación partió de una iniciativa privada, no necesitando el aval de ninguna institución o gobierno para proseguir con sus fines electorales y permitir seleccionar las maravillas clasificadas por la votación de más de cien millones de electores.

(Source: Wikipedia)

The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: 长城; traditional Chinese: 長城; pinyin: Chángchéng; literally "Long wall") or (simplified Chinese: 万里长城; traditional Chinese: 萬里長城; pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng; literally "The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)") is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. The most famous is the wall built between 220 BC and 200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang; little of it remains; it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty.

The Great Wall is the world's longest human-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,500 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total. It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass. At its peak, the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men. It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall.

(Source: Wikipedia)
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