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Construction of the great wall. now you can see the remains of which tourists belong to the Ming dynasty. Wall of the Qin era, the current ran North, cutting off the desert plateau of the Ordos, which was inhabited by the nomadic Huns.

Studying the history of this phenomenal wonder of the world, it is impossible not to ask certain questions – for example, why the Italian merchant and traveler Marco Polo lived in China for many years, no word has been said about the great wall? Perhaps because for the Chinese it was not the symbol of what is now. Wall had a specific purpose – to protect people from Northern barbarians. When the barbarians conquered China, the need for fortifications disappeared. If Marco Polo and see the remains of the wall, then it was the ruins of the ancient fortifications, and whether such attention?

Much more interesting is why the authors of the ancient Chinese miniatures depicting scenes from the life and native landscapes, never reflected his miracle. Perhaps because the Western wall was not for them, no miracle, no picturesque ruins, worthy of the miniatures.

But because a lot of researchers are of the opinion that the walls did not exist, at least in the form in which we know it today. One of such scientists – Evgeny Gabovich, expressing doubt in the existence of the great wall. All that the tourists see, thought habovych, this replica, built by Chinese Communists, who took a sample of the remains of military fortifications North of Beijing. Scientist have cited various arguments, in particular that is not aware of one modern expedition that measured and described the entire wall, as well as virtually no photosgrafi and images wall, made before 1930, and those that are fake.

In different places, often in the most unsuitable for the erection of fortifications, were built manually fake a miracle, consisting of two brick walls, the void between them is filled with rammed earth. On top of the mound was paved with bricks, which could drive tourists and political guests.

“Construction of the century” was interrupted by the Chinese cultural revolution. Members of student and youth groups – the red guards, who denied the antiquity of the great wall, destroyed some sites have been established. By 1956, when the post of General Secretary of the Communist party took Deng Xiaoping, in many places the wall again had to be put in order. On this basis arose a funny situation – residents in some densely populated areas after the cultural revolution “suddenly” discovered a previously never known well-preserved remains of an ancient wall.

Perhaps the current structure is a replica, but the fact that the Great wall never existed, it is certainly controversial statement. Famous Chinese historian during the Han dynasty – SIMA Qian in his work “Shi JI” recounts the Chinese history from the mythical ancestors of before his time. In particular, he talks about long wall of ten thousand Lee, which began in Lintao, ended in Liaodong, when crossing the yellow river turned North, reaching the Yangshan mountains.

 

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