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The Great Wall of China was built and rebuilt between the fifth century B.C. in the 16th century A.D.. It is a long series of fortifications used to protect the northern borders of the Chinese empire. There have actually been several walls, all called the Great Wall of China – the most famous was built between 220 – 200 B.C. Little of it remains now, and it was further north than the current Great Wall. The Great Wall is the longest structure made by man. It stretches over 4000 miles along a rough arc, though its total length is 4160 miles. It’s not just the longest man-made structure – it’s also the largest in terms of both mass and surface area. At its peak, over one million men guarded the present wall. By the seventh century B.C., during the Spring and Autumn Periods, the Chinese were accomplished wall builders. During the Warring States Period, which lasted from the fifth century to 221 B.C., several states defended their borders using earthen fortifications. The Qin dynasty was established in 221 B.C. under the leadership of Qin Shi Huang. He ordered a new wall to be built, one that went links those fortifications … Continue reading The Great Wall of China

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Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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