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About: The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China meant to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are collec- tively referred to as the Great Wall. It is roughly 5,500 miles long.

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Hi Paul! My kids reading the Upbeat Times while enjoying the hot springs at Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala! ~ M. Fallon Jr. of Sonoma County, California.


Lake Atitlán (Spanish: Lago de Atitlán) is a lake in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range. It is in the Sololá Department of southwestern Guatemala. Atitlan means “at the water” in Nahuatl. It is the deepest lake in Central America. It is 1120 feet deep with an average depth of 720 feet. Atitlán is technically an endorheic lake, feeding into two nearby riv- ers rather than draining into the ocean. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake basin is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago. The culture of the towns and villages surrounding Lake Atitlán is influenced by the Maya people.

From the archives: June 2004 “Hearing things!” by Paul Andrew Doyle

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