The Great Wall Of China

1196 WordsMay 19, 20165 Pages
Ancient History Speech Draft Good morning/afternoon. 8 MINUTES Rational – difficulties (finding info, particularly on the topic), why you picked the topic (always wondered about…. Fascinating…) my presentation includes modules of ________ so you can see the construction of _____ Today I am going to be presenting the Great Wall of China and what political and military reasons it was built for. The construction was a feat of great magnitude and reflected the innovations and technological advancements of the Ancient Chinese. The reason I have decided to focus upon the Ancient Chinese is because I find China a very interesting civilisation. The ancient Chinese civilisation began 7,000 to 8,000 years ago and about 2,500 years ago the civilisation was attacked by the Mongols. The Chinese Government decided to defend itself and so they built a very large wall across the northern Chinese mountains in the 7th century, so therefore 700B.C., and it is located north and northwest of Beijing. This wall is one of the most famous tourist attractions in China nowadays. The wall was built over 2000 years ago and was 5000km long! The Great Wall of China’s thickness ranges from 4.5m to 9m and is up to 7m tall. The wall was built along mountain ridges, across mountain passes, or across key transportation areas on flat land. The Great Wall was built from materials such as stone, soil, sand and bricks especially for the foundation of the wall. When the bricks were not available to use, the

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