Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan, Gansu, China

Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan

7. Gate in the Outer Wall

We have now inside the outer wall Looking back at the gate. While Spring Lake provided the water for the arduous humans, the importance of Jiayuguan and the Silk Road grew ever larger. While the garrison prepared to stay on indefinitely, orders were given for the first defensive constructions at Jiayuguan near the Spring Lake, eventually culminating in the continuous lengths of the Great Wall of China of later Ages.

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