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.

5. Pyramid of Giza

Pyramid of Giza

This breathtaking pyramid structure is included in the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s the oldest one actually. Historians believed that it was in 2560 BCE when this structure was completed in construction. It is also believed that it is constructed for 10-20 years. Based on the history, it’s where the dead body of Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu being placed.

4. Pyramid of Djoser

Pyramid of Djoser

It was in the 27th century BC when this structure was built. It was created because this will serve as the place for the dead body of Pharaoh Djoser. When you go to the Saqqara Necroplis, Egypt, you can certainly find this old structure.

3. Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples

It was believed that these temples are built in 3150 BC. These are archaeological complex that can be found in Tarxien, Malta. These are actually 3 portions of temples. Since the year 1980, UNESCO has declared it to be one of the World Heritage Sites.

2. La Hougue Bie

La Hougue Bie

Around 3500 BC, this historic structure is already been used by ancient people. It was in the year 1925 when it was firstly excavated. Société Jersiaise is a group of people who do the excavation. This structure has a passage chamber that measures 18.6 meter-long. It even has a museum inside.

1. Tumulus of Bougon

Tumulus of Bougon

When you go to Bougon in the beautiful country of France, you can find this old structure. It’s also called Necropolis of Bougon. This structure is made up of 5 Neolithic barrows. It was in the year 1840 when this structure was discovered.

These are the 10 oldest buildings in the world. Make sure to know them well since they’re all parts of our history.

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