Hillman Wonders of the World The Great Wall The Great Wall In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance. Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 La Grande Muraille Vers 220 av. السور العظيم قرابة العام 220 ق.م. source: UNESCO/ERI Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 长城 公元前约220年，秦始皇下令将早期修建的一些分散的防御工事连接成一个完整的防御系统，用以抵抗来自北方的侵略。 Великая Китайская Стена В 220-х гг. до н.э. во времена правления Цинь Шихуанди участки построенных ранее укреплений были сведены в единую оборонительную систему против вторжений с севера. La Gran Muralla 万里の長城 万里の長城は、渤海湾沿岸からゴビ砂漠まで全長約6000kmといわれる長大な防壁として築かれた。 source: NFUAJ Chinese Muur Source: unesco.nl Outstanding Universal Value Brief synthesis Integrity Authenticity
Photos of Fenhuan By Saif on March 12, 2011 Fenhuan considered one of the 10 most beautiful cities in China. The city was founded during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Originally the town was inhabited by soldiers sent to subdue the local Miao people. 29 Photos The old city walls On these boats in the warmer weather rolled tourists. The Chinese have no respect for washing machines, but everywhere there is a centrifuge for spinning. This woman is resistant to all weather, all day sitting at a Buddhist temple. the local means of transportation through the narrow streets. Via: vizaviz
Digital History France is not just Paris This beautiful country - justpaste.it Created: 06/01/2010 Visits: 563160 Online: 1 Mount Fuji - National Geographic Society Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan. The mountain contributes to Japan's physical, cultural, and spiritual geography. Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet). It is an active volcano, sitting on a "triple junction" of tectonic activity: the Amurian plate (associated with the Eurasian tectonic plate), the Okhotsk plate (associated with the North American plate) and the Filipino plate all converge in the region beneath Mount Fuji. It is only 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tokyo, Japan's capital and largest city. Mount Fuji is the single most popular tourist site in Japan, for both Japanese and foreign tourists. Mount Fuji has been a sacred site for practicers of Shinto since at least the 7th century.
Eight ways China is changing your world 14 October 2012Last updated at 21:38 ET By Angus Foster BBC News, Beijing China's ruling Communist Party meets from 8 November to rubber-stamp sweeping changes that will put in place the country's leaders for the next 10 years. Here are eight reasons - eight being an auspicious number in China - why the world should pay attention to what happens in the secretive corridors of Beijing's Great Hall of the People. It is now 35 years since former leader Deng Xiaoping's catchy slogan signalled China's opening to the world and ushered in one of the biggest economic success stories in human history. Its economy has gone from being rather smaller than Italy's to the world's second largest, and is now home to one million US$ millionaires. Continue reading the main story Change at the top This transformation has changed the way the world does business. The key question now is whether the new leaders can keep the economy growing at the same rate as in the past, and help the rest of the world recover.
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