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Religion and Theology
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The Great Wall of China: Historical, Political and Religious Aspect of the Construction Name Course Professor Date University The Great Wall of China: Historical, Political and Religious Aspect of the Construction The building of Great Wall of China is attached with many myths.
It stretches to the north from the east and ends at the center of northern part of China. What is not true about the Wall is the myth that it can be seen from Space. This was confirmed by a Chinese astronaut when he went on his maiden voyage. People, however, have witnessed the wall from the airplane. Myths arise from questioning the history of the Wall. Were men buried in the Great Wall? Were human bones used to build its foundations?2 Such questions give rise to legends that may be excellent bed-time stories but not bona fide statements. The wall still holds a rich history and there are many historical, political and religious aspects connected to its construction. The Great Wall of China was constructed under military command. Many men had to take part in the construction unwillingly. The Ming Dynasty stationed one million soldiers in nine garrisons along the wall; also several prisoners were instructed to do tough labor at the wall building. This is proof of the fact that the Wall is full of versatile artifacts, which represent people from all over China. The Wall is said to be constructed in five ways namely, “rammed earth, adobe, stone, brick and cliff”.3 The work on the Wall was originally started in the 770 BC during the period of spring and autumn under a feudal system of Zhou Dynasty. ...
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