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Egyptian authorities have recently completed a 22-mile (36km) wall around the tourist resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. Anyone entering the city by road will now have to pass through one of four gates equipped with cameras and scanners. The government believe it will help protect tourism at the Red Sea resort, which has faced many challenges over the past 10 years meaning fewer holidaymakers have been visiting the resort.

Things to talk about at home…
Can you make a list of as many different types of walls as you can?

Where can you find them and what are they used for? For each of the examples, what do you think might happen if there wasn’t a wall in place?
Can you think of any famous walls throughout history? What were their purposes?