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The Wall of Westeros: One of the Nine Man-Made Wonders of the World

THE LOGISTICS OF THE WALL The Wall from George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones is one of the 9 Wonders Made by Man, It forms the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms on the continent of Westeros. It is the second tallest structure in Westeros, exceeded in height only by the High Tower of Oldtown, but is by far the largest artificial structure known to exist in the world. To reach the top of the wall, Knights make use of a pulley system powered by a person standing at the base of The Wall. At a rate of 10cm/second it would take 40 minutes to reach the top of the wall using this system. The Wall is over eight thousand years old, and was built by Bran the Builder following the War for the Dawn. Once the demonic Others were turned away, humanity built The Wall, assisted by the Children of the Forest and giants, as a defensive bulwark against the Others' return. The Sworn Brotherhood of the Knight's Watch was founded to man the Wall and defend it against all threats from the North. The Wall is guarded by nineteen castles which act as garrisons for the Knight's Watch. Over the centuries, as manpower of the Watch has dropped, these castles have gradually been abandoned, until only three are currently inhabited: the ShadowTower near the western edge, Castle Black in the centre, and Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, where the Wall meets the sea. At its highest point it is 800 feet (244 metres) tall Eiffel Tower: 324m The Shard: 31om Pyramid of Giza: 138m Leaning Tower of Pisa: 56m A380: 72m THE WALL IS 300 MILES (482KM) ACROSS Compared to 8,80okm of the Great Wall of China. It stretches from the Gorge to the Bay of Seals. In Season One of Game of Thrones, the Knights Watch are less than 1,000 in number, meaning each Knight would need to police around half a kilometre in order to sufficiently guard The Wall. The Wall is wide enough for a dozen horsemen to ride abreast, using the width of a standard horse trailer, we can calculate that THE WALL IS 21.6 METRES WIDE The total volume of the ice is 254033280om and at o degrees ice has a density of 916.7 kg/ m If The Wall were to melt, it would produce 2.3 TRILLION LITRES OF WATER which is five times the volume of water in Sydney Harbour, and seven times to the volume of oil transported by oil tankers worldwide in a year. So if summer were to come, the ice may melt and sink Winterfell. Although according to myth, spells are woven into The Wall to prevent it from collapsing from mundane causes and to keep certain entities, such as the Others, from passing. The myth also states that the Wall can only be destroyed by blowing the Horn of Winter, which Mance Rayder claimed to possess. This artifact has been destroyed by the men of Stannis Baratheon. Sources: Produced by: GB GEORGE BANCO

The Wall of Westeros: One of the Nine Man-Made Wonders of the World

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If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll be familiar with Westeros’ ominous landmark The Wall. This infographic from George Banco takes a closer look, and sheds some light on the lesse...


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