Watchtower at the Great Wall of China

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Emily Mark
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published on 05 March 2016

The Great Wall of China was begun during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE) but little of that original wall is left. The wall that people recognize today is largely from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1662 CE) which built the distinctive watchtowers such as this one.

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About the Author

Emily Mark
Emily Mark studied history and philosophy at Tianjin University, China and English at SUNY New Paltz, NY. She has published historical essays and poetry. Her travel writing debuts in Timeless Travels Magazine. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2018.

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Mark, E. (2016, March 05). Watchtower at the Great Wall of China. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4582/watchtower-at-the-great-wall-of-china/

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Mark, Emily. "Watchtower at the Great Wall of China." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 05, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4582/watchtower-at-the-great-wall-of-china/.

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