Oldest Man-Made Structures on Earth
It’s amazing to think that despite their low life expectancy, high risk of disease, and fondness for war, ancient man found the time to get anything done let alone pull off spectacular feats of architecture with only the most primitive of tools. Here are some of the oldest manmade structures on the planet that you can still marvel at today.
Cairn de Barnenez – France
This ancient mausoleum sits alongside the Bay of Morlaix in the Brittany area of France, and is the oldest known structure in the world – it predates even the pyramids in Egypt. The 246 foot long, 16 foot high structure consists of two sections that contain 11 passage tombs. The first section was built in 4500 BC, while the second one was added several hundred years later.
While tourists come from all over to admire the carved lines and symbols on the outside of the tomb, most of the inner passages are closed to the public.