An SAU-100 tank used by Castro during the 1961 battle of the Bay of Pigs is pointed at an old section of the original wall that surrounded Havana. This wall was erected in the late 1600’s by slaves, who spent 23 years building a 4,892m long, 1.4m thick, 10m high wall from rocks they hauled in from the coast. Only 123 years later, the wall was demolished as Havana burst its seams. In a cruel irony, it was destroyed by slaves that were the grandchildren of the slaves that first erected it.

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