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Design of the Fortifications on the wall
 
The Great Wall is not just a wall. The Great Wall is made up of three components: passes, watchtowers and walls. Along the wall are watchtowers, where soldiers used to keep watch. Fires were lit on the top of the towers as a warning when the enemy came. 

Other defensive works such as forts, passes and beacon towers were built along the Wall to house auxiliary soldiers, store grain and weapons, and transmit military information. 

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