History’s most famous border walls
Governments and militaries create walls to keep country’s enemy at far, because every home is secure when they are inside their borders. In news we so many times come to heard war started across the borders. It’s being a cover or shade to a country’s house. To keep citizens safe and stable there are many borders created around the world.
Below is some history’s influential manmade hurdle
The Great Wall of China
The wall was once the largest manmade object in the world, it often proved ineffective as a defensive barrier. The Mongol leader Altan Khan famously bypassed the wall and raided Beijing in 1550, and the Manchus later broke through in 1644 and brought about the fall of the Ming Dynasty.
The Sumerians’ Amorite Wall
The world’s earliest known civilization was also one of the first to build a defensive wall. It was likely the first extensive rampart not built around a city, but it only succeeded in fending off the Sumerians’ enemies for a few years.
The Long Walls of Athens
Athens was one of the most powerful cities in ancient Greece, but it was plagued by one major military weakness: it was situated some four miles from the sea.
The Great Wall of Gorgan
Also known as the “Red Snake” for its distinctive red-colored bricks, the “Great Wall of Gorgon” was a 121-mile rampart that extended from the southern coast of the Caspian Sea to the Elburz Mountains in what is now Iran.
Hadrian’s Wall remained an imposing symbol of Roman power until their withdrawal from Britain in the early 5th century. 1,600 years of deterioration and looting for building materials have since reduced it to a fraction of its original size, but many portions still exist today and are among England’s most visited historical sites.
The Walls of Constantinople
Istanbul, flourished for over a millennium thanks in part to the strength of its defensive walls. More than 14 miles of barricades surrounded the city, but the most famous were the Theodosian Walls, which blocked armies from advancing from the mainland.
The Berlin Wall
Modern history’s most infamous wall was built in 1961, when the Soviet-aligned East German government built a series of concrete partitions separating East and West Berlin. More than 100 people were eventually killed while trying to escape through the maze of 12-foot walls, guard towers and electrified fences this barriers were designed to keep enemies out of the state, their real function was to prevent East Germans from defecting to the West.
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