Great Wall of China

Map at the time of the Qin Dynasty in 221BC

Several walls were built from as early as the 7th century BC. During the Warring States Period (475–221BC), seven states built their own defensive walls. Selective stretches were later joined together by Qin Shi Huang (220–206BC), the first emperor of China.
Little of the Qin wall remains. Later on, many successive dynasties built and maintained multiple stretches of border walls. The best-known sections of the wall were built by the Ming dynasty.

Map at the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)

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