Humans have been building things since the day one of our ancestors entered a cave to hide from the storm. We love making stuff, that’s straight up fact! Give anyone a box of LEGO bricks and you’ll make them the happiest person in the world, until they step on one, of course. Anyway, our ancestors have built some of the greatest structures of their era, and a great number of those buildings you can still see with your own eyes, thousands of years later!
So let’s journey to the world of ancient architecture and visit 9 ancient man-made structures you can still visit today.
1. Luxor Temple, Egypt – 1400 BC
One of the most recognizable Egyptian temples – Luxor – is located on the east bank of the River Nile, and serves today as a starting as well as finishing point for most of the tourists visiting the ancient city of Thebes.
2. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt – 2560 BC
Since we’re in the neighborhood, let’s go see the Great Pyramid of Giza! This architectural wonder of an ancient civilization has been an object of debates for almost 4000 years. Who built it and how? Are aliens real?
3. Parthenon, Athens, Greece – 447 BC
Not so far from the Egyptian pyramids, the Ancient Greeks had developed their own style of architecture. The Parthenon in Athens was built, or rather completed, in 432 BC to worship the goddess Athena (duh). Nowadays Parthenon is one of the most famous monuments of Ancient Greece.