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Great Wall of China

For 4,163 miles this wall has wound across deserts, grasslands, mountains, and plateaus for 2,000 years. It has long been a World Heritage Site and it often called a Wonder of the World. It is so large it can be seen from space.

Meant to fend off invasions from the north it now serves as a monument to Chinese history. Many sections are restored and open. The pictured section is near Badaling north and west of Beijing.


Qin Terra Cotta Warriors
Xian City, China

While there I met the man who discovered the first head as he dug a well near the tomb of Emperor Qin. The Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century.

The warriors are life-size replicas of the imperial guard with their horses, chariots, and some weapons. Each one is different from the others. So far they have found over 7,000 pieces. How big the site will be, is unknown as the work continues.

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