In the wild flurry of activity coming from the Trump White House, it’s easy to forget that one of the current administration’s top priorities on the campaign trail was drumming up support for a wall between the United States and Mexico. Well, you might have forgotten, but the Donald certainly hasn’t. Every few months, Trump resurrects the idea of a wall that will keep out the nefarious element that he perceives is flooding over the border. Whether or not that’s true (and it’s patently false), Trump is dead set on building a border wall. He’s far from the first leader to attempt such a move. In fact, history is filled with border walls, and more are springing up every day. Here are some of the most insane, current domestic situation excluded.
1. The Amorite Wall
In the waning days of the Sumerian empire, two of it’s final rulers, Shulgi and Shu-Sin, found themselves under attack from the neighboring Amorite people. To keep them at bay, the Sumerian rulers had a wall constructed that ran for more than a hundred miles through what is now modern-day Iraq. Unfortunately, some historians suggest that the wall only kept the Amorites for a few years. At some point Amorite warriors simply went around the wall and began plundering at will in the 21st century BCE.