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CityMirrorNews Today In History Pinpoints The Longest Cemetery In The World where Around 400,000 Labourers Were Buried

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The Longest Cemetery was said to have been emanated from the construction of The Great Wall of China that was built for defensive purposes, especially to stop attack from the north of China. Emperors feared that China would be conquered from the north.

It is the longest, oldest, most time consuming construction project ever attempted, in history. In 1987, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) placed the Great Wall on its list of the world’s great national and historical sites. With a history of more than 2000 years and length (stretching) approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. It is said that the Great Wall can be seen from Earth orbit.

It is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

It’s one of the most significant man-made structures that still existing, the Great Wall of China, more than one million labourers were used, including civilians, soldiers, and convicts.

The toilsome work took many lives. It is estimated that around 400,000 builders died and some are said to have been buried in the long wall that gives the dreadful saying of the ‘longest cemetery’.

Today, the Great Wall of China attracts 50 million visitors every year. It has been visited by more than 460 heads of state worldwide, including General Yakubu Gowon, President Olusegun Obasanjo and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

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