Top 10 World’s Oldest Buildings Right Now

When talking about buildings, the world has a lot of them of course. There are those extremely tall modern buildings that are used by a lot of businesses. There are also those very historical structures that are built so long ago. Here are the 10 oldest buildings that the world has to offer:

10. Dhamek Stupa

Dhamek Stupa

This massive stupa structure a pride of India when it comes to history. From Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, you need to travel 13 kilometers before you can arrive at Sarnath where Dhamek Stupa is exactly located. It was during 500 CE when such structure was constructed.

9. Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa

It was in the third century BCE when emperor Ashoka the Great commissioned this old stone structure. India is preserving this structure well since it is the oldest one they have when talking about stone structures. Its center part is made from the Buddha’s relics. This building is actually a simple brick structure that has a hemispherical shape.

8. Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Central Bulgaria is where you can find this old structure, specifically in the Kazanlak town. It is a structure of a brickwork “beehive” tomb. Seuthopolis’ ancient Thracian capital is just near in this historical structure. It was built way back in the 4th century BCE.

7. Parthenon


This structure is a temple of the maiden goddess Athena that can be found in Athenian Acropolis, Greece. It was in 447 BC when the constructions of Parthenon started. It was also the time when the Athenian Empire was very powerful. In 438 BC, the building was completed for construction.

6. Minoan Palace of Knossos

Minoan Palace of Knossos

In the early 20th century, the construction of this palace happened due to the command of Arthur Evans. It was during the Minoan civilization. This palace plays a significant role in the civilization’s cultural and political aspects. A lot of sacred ceremonies are also done here.

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