The Great Wall of China: 6 Extraordinary Facts

By Marion Wijnberg
APRIL 24, 2003: The Great Wall of China, much of which dates from the time of the Ming dynasty - the great wall of China, most of it dating of the Ming Dynasty (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

The Great Wall of China, one of the Eight Wonders of the World, is an iconic symbol of the Chinese culture. This historical piece of architecture is one of the most ambitious construction projects ever taken by any civilization in history and is visited by billions of people each year. If you ever wondered why, how, and when the wall was built, along with other incredible facts, read on to expand your knowledge of this infamous piece of historical construction.