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Great Wall in Shanxi Province

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Great Wall in Shanxi Province

Map: Great Wall in Shanxi Province This image covers a 12 x 12 km area in northern Shanxi Province, China, and was acquired January 9, 2001. The low sun angle, and light snow cover highlight a section of the Great Wall, visible as a black line running diagonally through the image from lower left to upper right. The Great Wall is over 2000 years old and was built over a period of 1000 years. Stretching 4500 miles from Korea to the Gobi Desert it was first built to protect China from marauders from the north.
Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Great Wall in Shanxi Province

Last Update: 2011-03-30