Thursday, August 23, 2007

You can get an idea of the height of the climb by looking at the parking lot where our bus is parked.
Notice how worn the steps are, not bad for 2000 years.
This is why it is so difficult to climb the wall, the steps vary in height from a few inches to close to 2 feet. This was done so that an invading army couldn't get into a rhythm of marching to climb and attack. The guard towers also were put the distance of 2 arrow flights apart so that any part of the wall could be defended by the archers.
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