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The Lying Dragon: the Great Wall
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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

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Ming Dynasty

In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.

Place/country: China,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher) UNESCO-WHC (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:1987

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