The 25 Oldest Buildings from around the World

 
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    June 14, 2012 at 6:30 am


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    At first, we weren’t going to find the 25 oldest buildings from around the world. We were going to show the 25 oldest buildings in the entire world, period, but then we realized showing a bunch of burial mounds could get agonizingly boring. So we combed the world to find the oldest buildings on each continent:

    Barnenez Grave, France: 4500 B.C.
    Barnenez Grave, France: 4500 B.C.

     

    Megalithic Temples of Malta: 3500-2500 B.C.
    Megalithic Temples of Malta: 3500-2500 B.C.

     

    Knap of Howar homes, Scotland, 3700-3100 B.C.
    Knap of Howar homes, Scotland, 3700-3100 B.C.

     

    Skrae Brae settlement, Scotland: 3180-2500 B.C.
    Skrae Brae settlement, Scotland: 3180-2500 B.C.

     

    Hulbjerg Jaettestue grave, Denmark: 3000 B.C.
    Hulbjerg Jaettestue grave, Denmark: 3000 B.C.

     

    Newgrange burial mound, Ireland, 2900 B.C.
    Newgrange burial mound, Ireland: 2900 B.C.

     

    Monte d'Accoddi platform, Italy: 2700-2000 B.C.
    Monte d’Accoddi platform, Italy: 2700-2000 B.C.

     

    Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt: 2650 B.C.
    Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt: 2650 B.C.

     

    Caral pyramid, Peru: 2600 B.C.
    Caral pyramid, Peru: 2600 B.C.

     

    Djoser Pyramid, Egypt: 2667-2448 B.C.
    Djoser Pyramid, Egypt: 2667-2448 B.C.

    Minoan Palace of Knossos, Greece: 2000 B.C.
    Minoan Palace of Knossos, Greece: 2000 B.C.

     

    Nuraghe of Santu Antine fort, Italy: 1600 B.C.
    Nuraghe of Santu Antine fort, Italy: 1600 B.C.

     

    Treasury of Atreus tomb, Greece: 1250 B.C.
    Treasury of Atreus tomb, Greece: 1250 B.C.

     

    Naveta d'Es Tudons tomb, Spain: 1200 B.C.
    Naveta d’Es Tudons tomb, Spain: 1200 B.C.

     

    The King's Grave
    The King’s Grave, Sweden: 1000 B.C.
    Cuicuilco Circular Pyramid, Mexico: 800-600 B.C.
    Cuicuilco Circular Pyramid, Mexico: 800-600 B.C.

     

    Temple of Hera Paestum
    Temple of Hera Paestum, Italy: 550 B.C.

     

    The Parthenon, Greece: 447-432 B.C.
    The Parthenon, Greece: 447-432 B.C.

     

    Thacian Tomb of Kazaniak, Russia: 400 B.C.
    Thacian Tomb of Kazaniak, Russia: 400 B.C.

     

    Sanchi Stupa temple, India: 300 B.C.
    Sanchi Stupa temple, India: 300 B.C.

     

    Dhamek Stupa temple, India: 249 B.C.
    Dhamek Stupa temple, India: 249 B.C.

     

    Broch of Mousa, Scotland

    Broch of Mousa tower, Scotland: 100 B.C.

     

    Maison Carree temple, France: 16 B.C.
    Maison Carree temple, France: 16 B.C.

     

    Colosseum, Italy: 80 A.D.
    Colosseum, Italy: 80 A.D.

     

    Pantheon temple, Italy: 125 A.D.
    Pantheon temple, Italy: 125 A.D.

     

     
     
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