From Pyramids to Temples: Discovering the 15 Most Ancient Buildings on Earth (Video)
The world is full of ancient structures and buildings that have managed to withstand the test of time. From Gobekli Tepe, the oldest place of worship in the world, to the ancient Fortress of Masada, these buildings are a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of early human civilizations. The Karnak Temple complex in Egypt is another fascinating example, taking over 2000 years to build and featuring impressive architecture such as the great hypo-style hall and towering pylons.
One of the most impressive (and famous), the Colosseum in Rome, officially unveiled in AD 80, could seat 50,000 people and is still considered an impressive feat of engineering today. These structures, and others like the Tower of Jericho, continue to raise questions about the people who built them and their way of life. Here are 15 of the oldest buildings in the world.
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Top image: The ancient site of Masada, Israel. Source: Jonatan / Adobe Stock.