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The 9 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China

#5. During the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), many Great Wall bricks were used in building homes, farms, or reservoirs

During the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), many Great Wall bricks were used in building homes, farms, or reservoirs

During the 20th century sociopolitical movement known as Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese government did quite a bit of damage to the Great Wall. Mao Zedong and the Red Guard recognized the Wall as little more than a relic whose materials would better serve in the development of contemporaneous housing. Between 1966 and 1976, miles of the Wall were stripped of bricks and repurposed to build civilian homes. Source

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