great wall and forbidden city

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The Great Wall of China has long been seen as an engineering feat not to be replicated. To think that this was built in the 7th Century B.C., by man and only by hand is amazing. There have been satellite photos of the Great Wall from space and reports that it can be seen from the moon. The Badaling section is northwest of Beijing. It was built at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. …

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…of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The design and building of both are something to admire due to the lack of modern technology, heavy equipment for lifting, and the organization it took to build this by hand. To think that it took 200 years to complete the Great Wall, and the changes that occurred in that time period making it easier to build and improve upon while maintaining the uniqueness of design is an architectural marvel.