The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China


The mortar used in The Great Wall of China that is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World was made with sticky rice.


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Workers built the Ming dynasty sections of the Great Wall about 600 years ago by mixing a paste of sticky rice flour and slaked lime, the standard ingredient in mortar. The sticky rice mortar bound the bricks together so tightly that in many places weeds still cannot grow.


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