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Silk Route: Then & Now

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Han Great Wall. Section of the wall.
2nd c BCE Chinese Han Architecture

HAN DYNASTY Anonymous (active 206 BCE - 220 CE)
c. 140 BCE-120 BCE
2nd c BCE
Sand; reeds
Yumenguan Pass. Gansu. China.
The wall was built from alternating layers of Gabi sand and rocks from the desert and reeds from the nearby river. The layers average 5 to 6 inches and the remains of the wall measure 1.6 to 6.6 feet tall.

Caption: HAN DYNASTY Anonymous|Section of the wall.|Han|6.6 feet tall by 621miles long.|Chinese| Yumenguan Pass. Gansu. China. |┬ęKathleen Cohen
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