What if ancient structures were still in use today? Throughout history, the human race has genuinely built some fantastic buildings. Even today, we have giant towers that aim to touch the sky, and bridges that defy gravity. Many people love to visit these places, but, unfortunately, everything has a shelf life. Most man-made structures will eventually break down. They’ll be unable to use, and we’ll have to repair them. Sometimes, we can’t restore them, and they must be destroyed – that’s one of the hardest things to do even if it is enjoyable watching a building collapse safely. Granted, most buildings used nowadays are designed to last decades if not centuries.
Back in the day, did we have the goal to make our buildings last centuries? Think about it: when people were building the Colosseum, did the ancient Romans think, “I want this building to last for millennia.” We like to believe that it was their goal because they did just that!
There are structures all over the world that were built thousands of years ago that still stands today. What’s even more impressive is that some of these buildings are still being used! While they may be a little worn, they’re still useful.
We’ve made a list of 15 structures that were built ages ago that we still use today. We’re talking about structures that were created thousands of years ago. It’s awe inspiriting to stand in these places and think that those that built them lived a different way of life but still managed to create something so massive that could withstand history.
There’s no doubt that these places were designed to stand the test of time, and we’re happy they’re still standing today. Are there any places you think we missed that you absolutely love? Have you had a chance to visit any of these impressive buildings?