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.
8. Stonehenge, UK.
This megalithic structure is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Scientists believe that construction of Stonehenge took several centuries. The main moat and ancient boulders were erected between 3020 and 2910 BC the Most recent works were completed around 2100 BC
7. Treasury Of Atreus, Greece.
This tomb in Mycenae about 3200 years ago. It was first studied from a scientific point of view in 1879 by Heinrich Schliemann. The ancient monumental building is one of the most important monuments of the Mycenaean civilization.
6. Caral, Peru.
One of the oldest settlements on the Earth there were about 4600 years ago. Scientists find it difficult to say which civilization belonged to the city, since the Olmecs and other native American tribes lived in South America thousands of years later. Nowadays the ancient buildings have been cleared of sand and soil. But due to lack of funds the research work was suspended.
5. The Pyramid Of Djoser, Egypt.
The oldest Egyptian pyramid was built about 4700 years ago. More famous pyramid of Cheops, 2 whole century younger than the pyramid of Djoser. The youngest of the Giza pyramids dated to the early second Millennium BC.
4. Hulbjerg Jættestue, Denmark.
A vast tomb in which was found the remains of 400 people, was built about 5000 years ago. One of the found bodies has amazed researchers the traces of an ancient dentist.
3. Newgrange, Ireland.
Megalithic building is a corridor tomb, which is in a huge complex of brú na bóinne. The construction of Newgrange dates back to around 2500 BC, Is the oldest building in Ireland, 40 km from Dublin.
2. Sardinian ziggurat (Monte D Accordi), Sardinia.
One of the oldest buildings on Earth has an age of 5.5 thousand years. This ancient megalithic monument was built by representatives of culture Ozieri, and then repeatedly rebuilt and reconstructed. The most recent reconstruction was carried out between 2600-2300 BC
1. The Maltese megalithic temples, Malta.
A group of prehistoric sites inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage list. It is believed that the most ancient buildings of man on Earth are located here. Huge temples were built by the islanders for 1000 years before the Egyptian pyramids.