Comparison between the Great Wall and Egyptian Pyramids

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The "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" refers to remarkable constructions during classical era. Through the ages, there have been numerous versions of the original list of the "Seven Wonders"; however, only one of these miraculous buildings has remained intact-the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, which is also the oldest of the ancient wonders. On the west bank of the Nile River, there are three pyramid erected on a rocky plateau in Giza in the northern part of Egypt. These pyramids were named after these kings-Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure-agree with the kings' names, and one of the most famous pyramids is the pyramid of Khufu, also known as the Great Pyramid, because it is the largest of the three. The Great Pyramid was built for Khufu, the second king of the 4th dynasty of ancient Egypt, and it is perhaps the most enormous single architecture in the world. The impressing thing is that the Great Pyramid can be photographed from the International Space Station.

Besides the Khufu Pyramid, another structural wonder that can be viewed for the International Space Station is the Great Wall of China located in the northern China. The Great Wall of China, also called the "Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li", was erected in ancient China, and it is one of the largest constructions ever undertaken. Since the construction of the Wall started, the most intact part of the wall was built in the Ming dynasty. The Great Wall passes through many provinces in China; it runs east to west from Shang Hai Guan in Dandong area, southeastern Liaoning province, to Jia Yu Pass west of Jiuquan, northwestern Gansu province. "The wall often traces the crest lines of hills and mountains as it snakes across the Chinese countryside, and about one-fourth of its length consists...