List of walls

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The Great Wall of China is the world's longest wall

See List of fortifications for a list of notable fortified structures. For city walls in particular, see List of cities with defensive walls (regional list: List of town walls in England and Wales).


Pre-modern fortifications[edit]

Part of the southern section of the Chester city walls showing the base of a former drum tower and the River Dee
The Walls of Ston are a series of defensive stone walls, originally more than 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long, that surrounded and protected the city of Ston, in Dalmatia, part of the Republic of Ragusa, in what is now southern Croatia.[1]
The famous town walls in Ávila, Spain

Modern walls[edit]

View from the West Berlin side of graffiti art on the Berlin Wall in 1986. The wall's "death strip", on the east side of the wall, here follows the curve of the Luisenstadt Canal (filled in 1932).

Walls in use today[edit]

Walls in contemporary music, art, and sports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stonske zidine". Citywallsdubrovnik.hr (in Croatian). Društvo prijatelja dubrovačke starine. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  2. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Frontiers of the Roman Empire". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "The Great Wall". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Visual Encyclopedia of Earth". p. 154. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  6. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Old City of Dubrovnik". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Old and New Towns of Edinburgh". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  9. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Frontiers of the Roman Empire". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic/esauer/pubs/iranian_walls.pdf
  11. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Frontiers of the Roman Empire". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  12. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  13. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Roman Walls of Lugo". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  14. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Hanseatic Town of Visby". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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