Oldest Buildings Around The World

By | November 13, 2019

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Malta Swiatynia. Source: (Wikipedia)

Old buildings around the world can be intriguing because it reminds us of a timeframe that is unfamiliar to ours.

These megalithic temples that were created back in 3500 to 2500 B.C. are located on the islands of Malta. Some of these structures are older than dirt making them some of the oldest buildings in the world. It is believed that the buildings were used as temples because of the altars that were found. There were three phases of temples which include Ggantija, Saflieni, and Tarxien.  

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Pyramid of Djoser. Source: (Flickr)

Located in Egypt, of course, this pyramid is a fascinating structure. It was built between 2667 and 2648 B.C. becoming a royal tomb for the second king of the Egyptian Old Kingdom. He had reigned for 19 years. There is a 10.5m high wall that surrounds this pyramid as well as a trench that measures 750m long and 40m wide. The roofed entrance has a ceiling that was made out of limestone and made to look like tree trunks which lead to two open doors with 20 pairs of columns that look like plant stem bundles. Imhotep has been credited as being the builder of this complex.