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  IMG_2704.JPG - Overall view of the wall. The story goes that one of the ceramic tiles was dropped and broke as the wall was being constructed. There was not enough time to create a replacement before the construction deadline. So, a wooden replica was carved, put in place and painted to match. The Emperor did not spot the substitution and so the workmen didn't lose their heads.  
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IMG 2704 | Overall view of the wall. The story goes that one of the ceramic tiles was dropped and broke as the wall was being constructed. There was not enough time to create a replacement before the construction deadline. So, a wooden replica was carved, put in place and painted to match. The Emperor did not spot the substitution and so the workmen didn't lose their heads.
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