The oldest buildings in the world

The oldest buildings in the world

How old is the architecture? Experts are sure that the first buildings appeared on Earth long before the onset of ad. With ancient buildings sometimes look just amazing. Even the question arises – who really built the ancient buildings, fragments of which have survived to the present day.

Djosser pyramid at Saqqara is recognized as the oldest building on the planet. Built the construction from the Egyptians, and even it is known that the ancient architect called Imhotep. The pyramid was built around the year 2650 BC. This is the first such facility, other Egyptian pyramids came much later. The construction height is 62 meters, and the base size 121*109 meters.

Djosser pyramid at Saqqara

In Europe is the most ancient settlement of Skara Brae . It’s an amazing monument, which is located on the Islands of Scotland. The settlement is very well preserved, and allowed the scientists to learn details of life of ancient people. Here are 10 homes that were built approximately in 2500, the year BC. Ancient dwellings struck by its equipped. The researchers argue that there were covered walkways, heating, bathrooms and water.

settlement Skara Brae, Scotland

Stonehenge in England is not only a very ancient structure, but architectural mystery of all time. Age of buildings – from 1100 to 3500 years BC.

Stonehenge in England

The temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt is a true piece of ancient architecture. It was built in about 1473 BC. The building was created by the incredibly talented architect. The temple is supported by massive columns, his whole appearance attractive and harmonious.

The temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt

The famous statue of the Great Sphinx appeared around 1400 BC. A huge statue with a height of 20 meters and a length of 73 meters stands on the banks of the Egyptian river Nile. Here are the tombs of the pharaohs Sphinx – like as if guarding their peace.

the statue of the Great Sphinx

In the ancient city of Rome remained the Mamertin prison. Count of its existence is from the year 578 BC. Here contain criminals, but as it turned out, not all of them were guilty. According to the legend, it was here spent his last days with the apostles Peter and Paul. The dungeon is located at the base of Capitol hill.

The prison of St. Peter, Rome

Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin is the oldest building in Russia. His years of building from 1475 to 1479. The temple was built by Russian craftsmen under the direction of Italian architect Aristotle Fioravanti. The building is well preserved thanks to numerous restorations. Sometimes here and today services are held.

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