Absolutely incredible to look at those stones and realize they were laid by someone’s hand so many thousands of years ago! Fantastic!Reveal:
While there are certainly older ruins in the world, these 4 structures are “still standing,” and thus could still be considered dwelling places.
Photo “C” is Masada, in Israel.View attachment 288762 It dates back before the time of Christ.
The Adobe houses in New Mexico are ancient as well.View attachment 288763 They’ve been there for many centuries.
The cave houses in Northeastern Iran, carved out of volcanic rock, View attachment 288764have been continuously occupied for the past 700 years. They surely had occupants prior to then.
This week’s winner is Photo “D” - the Knap of Howar in Scotland.View attachment 288766Dating back to around 3600 BCE, the Knap of Howar is considered the oldest building in the world and is most likely the oldest house still standing. The Knap of Howar consists of two stone-built houses that were discovered in the 1930s when erosion revealed parts of the stone walls. Soon after, the site was excavated and archaeologists discovered that the two structures were linked by a passage through the joint walls. Here is the view from the other direction:View attachment 288767
Congrats FireDance, Walrus Whisperer, changed, NoDandy, Southside, Pinecone, Esto Perpetua, Double_A, marsh, and:View attachment 288768