1. The Great Wall Of China, China

Built in the 14th century, the Great Wall Of China stretches for 8,850 kilometers!  This amazing wall was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the attacks of nomadic tribes.

 

  1. The Western Wall, Israel

The wall dates from the end of the Second Temple period, being constructed around 19 BC by Herod the Great.

 

  1. Walls Of Troy, Turkey

This wall was built in the 13th century BC to protect the legendary city of Troy. This wall withstood the famous 10-year siege of Troy.

 

  1. Hadrian’s Wall, England

The longest wall in Europe, this wall was built by the Romans to protect their colony Britannia from the tribes in Scotland. It stretches for 117 km (73 miles) all across the land from shore to shore.

 

  1. The Walls of Ston, Croatia

Built in the 15th century, these walls connected two cities and stretched over a length of 5.5 km. It was built as a defensive wall for the city of Dubrovnik.

 

  1. Walls Of Babylon, Iraq

Ancient Babylon in Mesopotamia, situated about 85 km south of Baghdad was surrounded by these walls. Their origins reach back to 575 BC .

 

  1. Great Zimbabwe Walls, Zimbabwe

It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age. The city was surrounded by these walls.

 

  1. Sacsayhuaman, Peru

The site, at an altitude of 3,701 meters, was added as part of the city of Cusco to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.

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