Sunday, June 29, 2008

THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA




Making sense of the past --

The purpose of the Great Wall of China, the monumental fortification separating China from Mongolia, was not especially to keep out the Huns from the north. The Huns could easily find places along the stretch that they could scale with ladders. But they couldn't get their horses across. Without their horses, they weren't very effective conquerors.





6 comments:

Majed M. said...

I'll use your pc and leave comments. Your webpage is very informative and neat. Your entry about the Wall of China is thrilling. I've been planning to see this wonder, and God's willing, I'll be there during our long Ramadan holidays!

Thanks for showing me your site! I'll visit it more often.

Bay Martin said...

Hi Majed, thanks for the nice comment. May your trip to China come true! Just bring me a chunk of the wall ugghhh!!

monching said...

Great wall, great task, great heritage, great culture, great generation.

Bay Martin said...

And great history that will be remembered from generation to generation.

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

Did you watch the Olympic Games' opening ceremony? Very colorful!

Bay Martin said...

I didn't get the chance to watch it. Something is wrong with my satellite connection. I am going to have it upgraded soon.