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The Great Wall of China: History And Facts!

The Great Wall of China: History And Facts!

From how it was built, to the importance of the wall today, join me as we explore facts and historical points about the Great Wall of China! 9. The Great Wall Of China’s Popularity Fun fact, the Great Wall of China originally wasn’t one long wall. It actually was sections of wall that were eventually …

Case History: Solid Wall Insulation

Case History: Solid Wall Insulation

Case History Solid Wall Insulation (Internal) Solid wall insulation is now a priority in the UK. Most houses built before 1930 have solid, rather than cavity walls. Consequently they cannot be treated with cavity wall insulation. This applies to around 30% of all houses in the UK. This terrace house in Skerton, Lancaster, built in …

History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy?

History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy?

Origins:Current Events in Historical Perspective Presents Top Ten Origins: History’s Great Walls, Good Neighbors or Bad Policy? In the midst of a migration crisis in Europe and strident talk and a standoff about building a wall on the US/Mexican border, people around the world are resorting to an old strategy: building walls. Historically, walls have …

Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

Centuries ago, the Inca developed ingenuous suits of armor that could flex with the blows of sharp spears and maces, protecting warriors from even the fiercest physical attacks. These hardy structures were made not from iron or steel, but rather something unexpectedly soft: cotton. These thickly woven, layered quilts of cotton could distribute the energy …

Trump Administration Seeks Proposals For Physically Imposing 30 Foot High Aesthetically Pleasing Bor

Trump Administration Seeks Proposals For Physically Imposing 30 Foot High Aesthetically Pleasing Bor

Trump Administration Seeks Proposals For “Physically Imposing” 30-Foot-High “Aesthetically Pleasing” Border Wall by Tyler Durden Following months of campaign promises to build a “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on the southern border of the United States, the Trump administration has just posted bid guidelines for contractors looking to submit proposals for the multi-billion dollar project (the …

Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

The Emperor Trajan presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history. When he died in AD 117, his successor Hadrian was left with the daunting task of defending the empire. Special attention needed to be paid to the northernmost frontier in Britannia where there was resistance from the barbarian natives. Hadrian came to Britain …

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A medieval castle had two purposes: it was both a fortification and the home of a lord. The first castles were just earthwork enclosures. Later, earth mounds and timber towers were built, forming a type of castle called a motte and bailey. However, the timber constructions were vulnerable to fire, so shell keeps were built …