The Great Wall of China (VKS), when the rain washed it, was, to everyone's surprise, a badly molded novodel ... It is only a clay tree with a height of 4 m, covered with one or two layers of bricks. It could well have been created by the laborers under Mao Zedong. Inside the shaft, people found glass containers, rusty empty cans and what was being transported to landfills. Uncomplicated brickwork was created in the 90s of the last century with the "restoration" of the VKS.
Prior to the "restoration" and, including, in the Modern Times, the VCS was simply a rampart from the compacted, and in some places not compacted clay, on which there was a willow palisade (PI), referred to by Chinese poets of the 17th century. It was a state border. IP - this is not a wall that looks like a serf, but a conditional barrage, indicating that behind it are no longer the Han lands.
It is believed that the last Jesuit, a member of the tribunal of mathematicians, died in China in 1805, however, the Jesuit traditions in China were not interrupted. Here is a fresh series of historical and archaeological paradoxes, and it is impressive.
Look at the documents of the era of the Russo-Chinese War of 1900 *, and you will see a strange phenomenon: the Russian troops that entered China in four directions - from Transbaikalia to Vladivostok - did not notice the Great Wall of China! Titanic structure (against such horse hordes from the north and delivered) as if dissolved in the air! Moreover, eight world powers, who then shared China - the last colonial reserve - among themselves did not notice this wall either. The greatest artifact, hundreds of times larger than the volume of the pyramids of Egypt, became invisible!
* This war is sometimes called a "boxer uprising", but this is a substitution of concepts. There was a full-scale war of the eight largest European powers for a new cutting of China; she led Russia to the Russo-Japanese War, the loss of Port Arthur and influence in Manchuria and Korea