5 oldest buildings in the world

Articles Sep 29, 2019 01:29

With buildings dating from the 9,000 BC, these are some of the world's oldest structures that preceding the trials of time from the stone-era of the Kingdom of Egypt.

Behind the modern day of the building, there are many different points in history that contain rich cultural backgrounds. From the stone era to the King of Egypt, these were the oldest buildings in the world that stood before the test of time.

Oldest Structures: Megalithic Temples, Malta

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  Dating from 3,500 to 2,500 BCE, the Megalithic Temple of Malta is some of the oldest structures in the world. As the name suggests, they are a group of ancient rock temples of Stonehenge and Egyptian pyramids. Well-preserved, they were rediscovered and restored in the 19th century by European archaeologists and indigenous people.   Although there is not much information about the person who has built them, but evidence from within the temple-sacrificial animals-shows that local farmers have built stone structures. There are a number of temples scattered around, many of which appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List. However, one of the most important of these is the two temple complex at Ggantija.   Maybe You're interested in Top 5 'oldest' universities in the world

The Cairn of Barnenez

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  Hangn de Barnenez (also known as Barnenez Mound or Barnenez Tumulus) is a historical relic located on the Kernéléhen Peninsula in northern Finistère, Brittany, France. It is one of the oldest structures in the world that still exists. In addition, the Cairn de Barnenez was the largest in Europe. French writer and politician André Malraux was once called Laun de Barnenez the pre-historical Parthenon, although the name may be somewhat doubtful, as the two structures are not exactly the same.   The Laun de Barnenez was built during the new stone era. Based on the radioactive carbon epoch, Cairn was built in the first half of the 5th millennium BC, though different days were given by different sources. However, it is often agreed that the Cairn de Barnenez was constructed in two phases.

Knap of Howar, Scotland

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  Knap of Howar consists of two "houses" with leftover stone cabinets and counters. They began the third millennium BC-contemporary with the Orkney chamber tombs, such as Midhowe.    The two houses are the best-preserved and most visible stone-era settlement anywhere in the northwest of Europe.    Orkney is the site of some of the most prominent examples of domestic architecture and pre-historic funeral in Europe. The Orkney Rock World Heritage Centre-including the new stone-era settlement is a bit later in Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness and Maeshowe-located in a wider historical setting.

Newgrange

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  Newgrange is a tomb through 5,200 years old located in the Boyne Valley in the ancient oriental of Ireland. Newgrange was constructed by stone-era farmers, 85 metres (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 metres (15 yards), with an area of about 1 acre.   A 19-metre (21 yard) walkway leads into a room with 3 ranges. Walkways and Chambers are aligned with the rising sun in the winter solstice. The Newgrange is surrounded by 97 large stones called the Kerbstones, some of which are carved out of the fossil art; The most prominent is the entrance stone.   Maybe You're interested in The only buildings with 101+ floors in the world

Pyramid of Djoser

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  The pyramid of Djoser was constructed between 2667 and 2648Bc and was the rest of Djoser, the second king of the ancient Egyptian dynasty, who reigned for 19 years.   This innovative tomb, dominated by the scenic Saqqara landscape in Egypt, is surrounded by a 10, 5m high-altitude limestone wall, with an overall structure that mimics the mud. The outer wall is completely surrounded by a trench in the underlying boulder, 750m long and 40m wide.   Watch next: Building weakened by the WTC attack collapses  

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