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By whom, when and why was Great Wall of China built?

I find several details on the official history of the Great Wall of China questionable. This has been bothering me for over a year since I claimed that Marco Polo did not go to China, he went to Cathay, a different kingdom. As this is somewhat of a current issues since Donald Trump may be building his own Great Wall of ‘Murica I thought of revisiting it.

 

The Qin Wall

According to official history, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, built the first section of the wall around 220-206 BC. Prior to this China consisted of several small kingdoms, but the emperor unified them, and built the wall to keep out hostile nomads. Or rather he unified already existing fortifications and walls from the various kingdoms in China and unified them into a bigger wall. This wall was, according to China Highlights website, 5,000 kilometers long. It supposedly took 20 years to build. China Highlights points out that there are historical records that suggest that “300,000–500,000 soldiers were assigned to both build and guard the Qin Great Wall with the help of 400,000–500,000 conscripted laborers. Other records suggest that up to 1.5 million men were used during the peak of Qin construction.”

This sounds like a huge amount of people, especially since Qin, according to a Wikipedia estimate, had a population of 20,000,000 at the time. If 1.5 million men were involved in the construction of the wall, it would be around 13% of the population. Moreover of that 20,000,000 at least half would be women, then there would be young boys and old men who couldn’t work, so I wonder how many of the able-bodied men in Qin would not have been working on the wall? This sounds dubious to me. On top of that, building the wall supposedly took 20 years. According to Wikipedia the Great Pyramid of Giza also took around 10-20 years to build. Building the great wall was probably even more arduous than the pyramid. And of course, many critically thinking people find the official claims about the building of the pyramid dubious as well.

The Great Wall of China website states that over a million men died building the wall. Wouldn’t it have been easier just to have those men fight the invading nomads instead of working them to death on the wall?

 

The Ming Wall

Much of the Great Wall we know today was built during the Ming dynasty around 1368-1644 AD. Much of the Qin wall has been lost. The Ming wall was 6,259 km long, a bit over a thousand kilometers longer than the Qin wall. According to China Highlights it took over 200 years to build this wall. This sounds more reasonable, however, it doesn’t mean necessarily that they spent all of the time building the wall. There might have been periods of inaction when it came to the wall.

The Great Wall certainly is genuine enough. I’ve climbed it as well, the feeling up there was marvellous. It really felt like a spiritual place, and not a place of war. Certain historical claims of the wall though might be different.

 

Lack of References

A book by J. Marshall Unger titled “Ideogram: Chinese Characters and the Myth of Disembodied Meaning” has a chapter by the name of “The Great Wall of China and other exotic fables”. In it the author suggests that the Great Wall is indeed a fable constructed during the Ming period, and no older references to it exist. Even Wikipedia, i.e. main stream history seems to concur.

In an article on the History of the Great Wall of China, it is mentioned that “One of the first mentions of a wall built against northern invaders is found in a poem, dated from the seventh century BC”. Yet this is 500 years before the Great Wall of Qin was allegedly built. Walls and fortifications certainly existed before the Great Wall did. However, in the section on the Qin dynasty the article states: “Details of the construction [of the Qin wall] were not found in the official histories, but it could be inferred that the construction conditions were made especially difficult by the long stretches of mountains and semi-desert that the Great Wall traversed, the sparse populations of these areas, and the frigid winter climate.” Yes, you can infer whatever you want if you unquestionably accept the story, however it seems off that there are no records the greatest feat of human engineering ever that took decades to finish. You’d think there was some sort of scholar who would have recorded the details for posterity both to ensure that Qin could maintain their defenses and also to glorify the magnificence of their emperor. Perhaps someone did, and the records have been lost, or perhaps there was record since there was no wall.

Wikipedia does quote a Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) statesman Zhufu Yan’s comment on the construction. However, it appears his quote comes from the histriography book “Zizhi Tongjian”, which was published in 1084, at least 800 years after the Han dynasty ended. This sounds unreliable to say the least.

 

What does all of this mean?

I believe there is disinformation and a cover-up regarding the Great Wall. For what reason, I do not know, but I have a few different scenarios.

One is that the Qin wall never existed and it was invented during the Ming dynasty for some reason. One might be to give posthumous prestige to emperor Qin Shi Huang. Another might be that there had been another construction similar to the Great Wall, but the purpose had been different. Perhaps the lack of scholarly evidence of this construction is due to Jesuit missionaries creating ties with China around the time of the Ming dynasty. They might have confiscated ancient manuscripts or destroyed them.

If the construction was not simply a wall used for defense and transporting troops, what was it then? This is purely speculation, but it might have been some sort of aqueduct or perhaps even a power grid of some sort. China could hold all sorts of ruins and relics of an ancient civilization that are kept under wraps. There are pyramids in China that have not been excavated. Perhaps there are ruins under some sections of the Great Wall, and since the wall is there, it is a great excuse not to excavate there.

We have a clear image of how the walls look today, many people, like myself, have visited the wall, or at least seen many pictures of it. Perhaps it looked different in the past.

In 2009 it was announced that new sections of the Great Wall were uncovered spanning 180 miles. This might be true, or perhaps they are simply manufacturing these ruins, or “reconstructing” them, for tourism. Maybe there are ruins that would reveal an ancient civilization with an advanced technology in China and they are destroying it and making look like just another section of the wall.

 

Links:

The Great Wall of the Qin Dynasty: http://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/history/qin-dynasty-wall.htm

How Long It Took to Build the Great Wall of China: http://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/fact/building-time.htm

Great Pyramid of Giza: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza

Why was the Great Wall of China Built ?: http://www.great-wallofchina.com/why-was-the-great-wall-of-china-built.html

Ideogram: Chinese Characters and the Myth of Disembodied Meaning: https://books.google.fi/books?id=fRqKreZFVTYC&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=china+great+wall+was+an+aqueduct&source=bl&ots=1-XsgUj7X9&sig=O3dF5rhNmWKcnm9Lntm0Rzwv9Z4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjC8ZmDm7DKAhUGqHIKHUjxB2wQ6AEISDAJ#v=onepage&q=china%20great%20wall%20was%20an%20aqueduct&f=false

History of the Great Wall of China: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Great_Wall_of_China

Zizhi Tongjian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizhi_Tongjian

Jesuit China missions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesuit_China_missions

180 Hidden Miles of Great Wall Found: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/world/asia/21wall.html?_r=0

My other writings on ancient China:

https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/marco-polo-did-not-go-to-china/

https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/china-egypt-greece/

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Founders of China came from Egypt and Greece?

Last January I argued that Cathay, associated to be the archaic name for China, did not refer to China, but to another kingdom north of China, which was inhabited by white, not Asian, people. I suggest you read it first. I’ve recently discovered two claims that sort of support my argument.

One claim comes from a Chinese geochemist, Sun Weidong, who suggests that the founders of the Chinese people originated from ancient Egypt. The other is that the Terracotta Warriors may have been built with the aid of Greek artisans.

I’ll look at the Egypt connection first.

 

From Egypt to China?

Business Insider reports on Sun Weidong who studied Chinese literary classics. The terrain described therein supposedly matches Egypt better than China. Weidong suggests that the Hyksos may have been the progenitors of China. They were “the Western Asian people who ruled parts of northern Egypt as foreigners between the 17th and 16th centuries B.C., until their eventual expulsion.” This may be true, but then again I think Michael Tsarion has stated that the Hyksos were the Jews.

I get the impression from the article that Weidong thinks the founders of China were Asian people who lived in Egypt but migrated to China. I’m more inclined to think they were white, or whatever race the ancient Egyptians were. They came to China in much the same way as the Viracochas did in South America. They brought various social and technological advancements to the South Americans. According to Chinese myth Fuxi and Nuwa did similar things. Here’s a picture of them:

fuxiandnuwa

Maybe they were Reptilians, or then again maybe the snake/fish-tail is only symbolical of something, such a bloodline or DNA. I think Zeus also had a similar tail.

Then there’s the small fact that Egypt is famous for its pyramids, but there are also pyramids in China, although they’re not as famous.

chinese-pyramid

I think these pieces of evidence suggest that a global interconnected culture existed in the ancient world.

 

Terracotta and the Greeks

The other interesting claim I found was reported by The Telegraph. They write: “An extensive study of sites in Xinjiang Province, China, have revealed European-specific mitochondrial DNA, suggesting Westerners travelled, settled and died there before and during the time of the First Emperor: 1,500 years earlier than currently accepted.” The scientists also suggest that the Terracotta statues may have been inspired by Greek art, and that a Greek sculptor may have been at the scene to aid the locals in making the statues.

The article does not explain in great detail how exactly are the statues based on Greek art, and Xinjiang isn’t really part of China as the majority of inhabitants there are the Eurasian Uyghurs. I’m also not sure how the finding of the European DNA in Xinjiang is connected to the Terracotta Warriors, as the statues are in Xian which is in Shaanxi province, which is quite far away from Xinjiang. It sounds like The Telegraph is trying to force two disconnected stories into one, the DNA discovery and alleged similarities between Greek art and the Terracotta statues. Nevertheless, if these scientists argue that white Europeans were in China 2000 years ago, I’ll still take it as supporting evidence for my Cathay-theory, even if it is a bit shaky.

 

Relation to Cathay

How do these stories support my idea that Cathay was not China then? They suggest that there has been kingdom north of China inhabited by white Europeans since 200 BC. The kingdom, Cathay, was destroyed probably a few centuries ago and the evidence of it was covered up by the Jesuits. Even the Wikipedia article on Cathay offers evidence of this cover-up.

Either China was already inhabited by the Chinese when the founders of their civilization came from Egypt, assuming Weidong’s hypothesis is correct, who taught them new technologies. Or the immigrants from Egypt came to China first, and the Chinese arrived later from elsewhere in Asia.

 

Links:

A decorated scientist has ignited a passionate debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not Chinese: https://archive.is/hfFVx

Famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks, archaeologists reveal: https://archive.is/LREiP

Marco Polo did not go to China: https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/marco-polo-did-not-go-to-china/

The Eye in the Pyramid

I’ve long wondered what the Eye in the Pyramid, or the All Seeing Eye, notorious for being the symbol of the Illuminati, means. It must mean something since it’s on the US dollar bill, used often on MTV music videos and occasionally in movies. Even if the numerous instances of the symbol on the media and culture is merely there to make fun of conspiracy theorists who try to uncover the trails of the Illuminati, it means something. I doubt it was put on the dollar bill as a mere joke, then again, who knows?

Other instances of the Eye in the Pyramid can be found in the Orthodox church. It is slightly different to the symbol on the dollar bill, but I’d say it is basically the same. According to Klaus Dona a relic which is almost identical to the symbol on the dollar bill was discovered in Ecuador, South America. It’s supposedly several Millennia old thus predating any European influence, if it’s genuine.

So it seems the symbol was used in the ancient world and it is still used, but what does it mean? Perhaps the answer is very simple. The symbol used by the Orthodox church refers to God or the eye of God. The Powers That Be in our world have trademarked the symbol as their own, but it is probably not originally theirs. I’d say the symbol is an archetype for God in the collective unconscious or on a hyperdimensional level, which people unconsciously recognize as such. The nasty Powers That Be tell our subconsciouses that they are God, which either makes people obey them willingly, as can be seen by the countless insanities and atrocities that humanity has been a willing, yet unwitting participant of, or those who see through the lies understand how evil the Illuminati is, yet they still believe the symbol is theirs, and therefore believe the Illuminati is omniscient and omnipotent. Basically the symbol is used for very effective false advertising by the Corporatocracy.

What this God that the symbol actually refers to is, is another story. Let’s just say it is something with power and authority. It may not even have anything corresponding to it in our existential reality, meaning that the symbol is merely a symbol of an idea. As itself it is powerless, but people seem to be very happy to give great amounts of power to various different kinds of symbols. [Add Confucius quote here.]

Links:

Klaus Dona pyramid: http://www.viewzone.com/JVT/wtf112611.html

Orthodox church All Seeing Eye: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence