The Ancient Great Wall in a New Era

Ren-Zhi, Hou (1987) The Ancient Great Wall in a New Era. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 59-63. [Book Section]

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Walls were built in China as military fortifications long before Qin Shi Huang's time, but the building of the Great Wall was attributed to Qin Shi Huang. He was the first emperor who mobilized thousands of peasants to connect the walls costructed by three former feudal states along their northern boundaries. In addition, he built new sections both at the east and the west ends.

Item Type: Book Section
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Ren-Zhi, HouUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Walls; military architecture; fortifications; historic monument; World Heritage List
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The Great Wall, China
UNESCO WHC Number: 438
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 10:50
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2011 10:50
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/681

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