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the Great Wall, China ~ more than 5,000 miles long in its entirety, the Great Wall of China is steeped in infamy to those who knew it best. Labeled “the longest cemetery on earth” by locals, the wall reportedly took the lives of more than one million laborers who worked to construct it over the course of two millennia.
Great Wall of China. There are lots of Great Wall pictures, and I've been tempted to pin them all. But tought this one showed the almost ridiculous extent that some entity was willing to go to either protect itself or conquer others. Crazy world hasn't changed much. And we have pictures like this to remind us how crazy we actually are.
'Great Wall at Dawn' (2010) photographed by SteMurray. The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World & was declared a UNESCO World heritage site in 1987. A five-year archaeological survey done by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) found in 2012 that the total length of the Great Wall is 13,170 miles long & reaches across 15 provinces. via flickr