Did you know the Walls of Benin, now known as Edo State in Nigeria, was once four times longer than the Great Wall of China? But that’s not the story for today.
Below are facts about the Great Walls of China you probably don’t know.
Legend has it, a helpful dragon traced out the course of the Great Wall of China for the workforce, all they did was follow the tracks of the dragon.
While construction works of the Great Wall were on, it was referred to as the “the longest cemetery on earth” because of the number of death recorded there.
Reportedly, about four hundred thousand people lost their lives building the wall.
Workers who built the great walls of China used sticky rice in the mortar.
The Chinese invented and used the wheelbarrow to build the Great Wall of China.
It’s believed the Great Walls of China can be seen from the moon but that is no further from the truth.
The only way to view the walls from the moon is with a viewing aid.
Almost 30% of the Great Walls of China have disappeared due to human damage and erosion.
About 8.2% of the wall remains in good condition.
Queen Elizabeth II, Vladimir Putin, and former US President Richard Nixon, are among the over 300 celebrities who have visited the Great Wall of China.
Families of those who died building the wall often brought roosters as funeral rites, believing the rooster’s crowing would keep the spirit of the deceased awake long enough to escape the wall and travel to the afterlife.
The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world, it’s also the largest ancient architecture.
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