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The second-greatest wall

The Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran is 195km long, making it the second-longest wall in history behind the Great Wall of China.

Built by the Sasanian Empire in the 5th or 6th Century to keep out (probably) the White Huns, medieval tradition also connects it with Alexander the Great and his legendary Caspian Gates. You can still see parts of it today, if you don’t mind venturing into Iran.

Categories: History Medieval history Middle East Places

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