National Geographic : 1938 Mar
BUDDHIST CALM SURVIVES ALONG CHINA'S GREAT WALL © National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by W. Robert Moore CAMEL CARAVANS OR INVADING ARMIES HAVE PASSED THIS WAY FOR CENTURIES At Nankow Pass a gateway tunnels that part of the Great Wall which the Ming rulers built in the 16th century. The original earthwork barrier was conceived by Emperor Chin Shih Huang Ti more than 200 years before the birth of Christ, but it failed to stem invasions. Tatars and Manchus swept beyond it. Only a few months ago advancing Japanese soldiers passed this way.