Our world treasures many monuments and Great Wall of China is undoubtedly the finest and the most exceptional creation. Recollecting our history chapters, we are all aware that it is one among the 7 Wonders of the world and it is astonishingly long. However, there are a few hidden facts that you may have definitely not come across!
We all know that the Great Wall of China is really long but do you know the exact length? It is 8,851.8 kilometres and surprisingly, it stretches around 526 kilometres into Beijing! Total length will approximately reach 1.25 times the Earth’s circumference
Initially, the Great Wall of China was about 3,100 miles long and it took 10 years to complete. Over 10,00,000 workers were employed to finish it. Funnily, although it sounds huge, it actually means that one worker was responsible for just 1.6 feet of wall per year!
It is known to be the defensive wall and yet many times, the Great Wall of China has not been able to defend the nation from invaders. Probably this was why Ghengis Khan took over China easily back then.
Great Wall of China is not a single wall but has a network of walls. Unlike many other monuments, it was built over a period of 2,000 years.
During its construction, the number of deaths was over 3,00,000. It was known to be the ‘longest cemetery on Earth!’
Great Wall of China was a military communication masterpiece. Messages travelled through 10,000 watchtowers in the form of signals, lanterns, beacon fires, etc.
Finally for people who believe that the Great Wall of China is visible from the moon, then you are highly mistaken!