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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Martin Timothy Martin Timothy is offline
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We will say the learned men that accompanied the Polos were wall engineers .. triform arches and identical stonework at the Roman Ruins at Dougga, in Tunisia, indicate Italian architects and draughtsmen designed the Great Wall towers, suggesting the Polos sold the concept of brick walls and stone towers to the Khan..

The same way modern arms dealers sell squadrons of fighter jets, or battleships and submarines .. the Wall engineers copied and endlessly repeated the Tuscan thence Roman motif, of a large arch adjacent to small arch and sheer brickwork, seen in the Colonne di San Lorenzo in Milano, and right along the full length of the Ming Wall, reinforcing the Italian connection!

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