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5 Short Facts About A Really Long Wall

Prepare to be amazed by The Great Wall of China. We’re celebrating the longest man-made object on earth with some of the shortest facts you’ll see.

 

1. Is the Great Wall of China Visible from Orbit?

 

Hardly. And definitely not with the naked eye.

 

2. Is the Great Wall One Continuous Structure?

 

Nope. It’s moreso a network of segments with spurs and offshoots.

 

3. How Long Is the Great Wall of China

 

Officials say that the “Ming Wall” portion — what most people think of when discussing the Great Wall of China — is around 5,500 miles (8,851 kilometers) long.

 

4. Is the Great Wall One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World?

 

Definitely not.

 

5. How Old Is the Great Wall of China?

 

Construction began over 2,000 years ago, but what’s considered to be the Great Wall of China was built in the 14th century by the Ming Dynasty.