Access door Great Wall of China


This section of the great wall of china features a gate used for entrance and defense. The walls are thicker in this part of the old and massive wall in China. The section with the gate has platforms above and across to act as a superior defensive point should the gate be breached by the enemy invaders. This section was constructed using bricks, which started in the Ming dynasty.

This stock photograph clearly shows a small fortified doorway or opening, and winding stairs leading up to bunkers or buildings in the distant mountain. This section of the Great Wall of China is made of stone and brick.

Purpose of the great wall of china

Over 2,600 years ago, the wall was build as a defensive measure against warring states within the region. They built a giant wall to prevent neighboring areas from attempting to expand their territory. The Qi state was the first to create a section of the wall in 656 BC. By 221 BC, the states of China was unified. The three northern states (Qin, Zhao, and Yan) linked their sections of the wall to create a northern defensive line to protect against what was then thought of as ungovernable tribes.

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 24180
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