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What is the oldest manmade structure in the world?


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April 18, 2017 7:01PM

The oldest I've heard of that were likely permanent are houses on the Isle of Man. 9000 years old.

The oldest evidence of 'structures' ever are in Japan, from about 500,000 years ago, a hut. But since it was built by Homo Erectus, not Homo Sapiens, it may not fall under the category of "man" made.


There are several claimants to the "oldest standing structure" which include the pyramids of Egypt, the stone temples of Malta, and the Knap of Howar (Scotland). All of these pre-date written records.

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