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The 9 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China

#3. The First Emperor of Qin was not the first to build the Great Wall

The First Emperor of Qin was not the first to build the Great Wall

He linked the northern walls of the states he conquered. The Chinese were already familiar with the techniques of wall-building by the time of the Spring and Autumn period between the 8th and 5th centuries bce.[19] During this time and the subsequent Warring States period, the states of Qin, Wei, Zhao, Qi, Yan, and Zhongshan all constructed extensive fortifications to defend their own borders. Built to withstand the attack of small arms such as swords and spears, these walls were made mostly by stamping earth and gravel between board frames. Source

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