China and Middle Asia

What is the Great Wall of China made of

Walking along sections of the Great Wall that have been restored, it is possible to see that it is made of stones and mortar. In other more remote stretches of the Wall, it was hastily put together with straw and mud, and in some places even rice and mud. The trick of the builders was to make it just high enough to prevent people or horses from breaching the walls. In some stretches, the Wall is only a few meters tall. In other places, it is several stories tall.


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