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The most ancient buildings on Earth

Mysteries of ancient civilizations excite the minds of hundreds of researchers around the world. Moreover, in the past history of peoples, has left us with dozens of buildings to explore. The oldest surviving man-made structures date back to the fourth Millennium BC.

In our current top ten contains the most ancient buildings on Earth . of interest, both to scientists and tourists, with pleasure visiting historical and architectural monuments.

10. Caucasian Dolmens, Russia.

These stone tombs are found on the territory of Krasnodar Krai, Adygea, Stavropol region and Abkhazia. Built most of these structures at the end of the third Millennium BC. Scientists know of about 3 thousand dolmens in the Caucasus. Unfortunately, many of them suffered greatly from vandals and natural impacts. Almost all dolmens access free, they are not fenced and, alas, were not guarded.

9. Keviczky tomb, Sweden.

This structure was built on the territory of modern Sweden more than 3 000 years ago. Long time local farmers used the ancient stones for their own needs, until in 1748’t started the scientific study of the object. Today Keviczky the tomb is open to visitors. Continue reading

Mysterious facts

10th place:

The most interesting map of the Turkish Admiral Piri Reis is the coastline of Antarctica. The map was compiled in the sixteenth century based on the Greek maps of the time of Alexander the great. Antarctica shown on the map with accuracy comparable to satellite observations.

9th place:

In 1995 on the island of Crete, archaeologists discovered a large chip is made of clay, which depicts a device resembling an outline of modern heavy helicopter. The subject recovered from the cultural layer 2 thousand years ago.

8th place:

The highest artificial mound in England hiding an ancient stepped pyramid. The surrounding fields regularly appear mysterious circles of flattened wheat and other drawings.

7th place:

Nazca – mysterious plateau, has for centuries haunting the scientists of the world. Nobody knows where it take great pictures. Continue reading

The megalithic temples of Malta: the oldest megaliths in history

Fast forward to the Maltese archipelago. One of the favorite places for tourists has long been considered a place of historic significance. Here are some of the most ancient mysterious megalithic structures of mankind – the megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo.

Amazing the age of the buildings

The true history of the local ancient inhabitants currently unknown. It is impossible to say who exactly they were, what purpose did it travel to the Islands, but the construction of these skilled craftsmen are still standing today.

Scientists believe that the origins of the civilization of the Maltese builders takes about 7000 years ago. For the most part it was a Neolithic culture – all the buildings made of stone. But about total isolation of the residents say no, it is believed that they had developed trade relations with the European part, in particular with Italy. Continue reading