Stonehenge was 500–1,000 years old when the first pyramid was completed.... The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 4,500 years old. This means that the pyramids are at least as old as Stonehenge.
Our neolithic forefathers erected Newgrange 5,000 years ago, 500 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza and 1,000 years before Stonehenge. They were sophisticated people who knew how to build effective tombs for their dead kings and queens.
Newgrange is an oval-shaped monument with four large stones at its entrance and another seven inside it. It's located near Dundrum in County Meath, Ireland. The interior stone bears a spiral design that gets smaller toward the top. This symbolizes a soul traveling up to meet God or a spirit traveling down to join with other souls in death.
The builders of Newgrange used wooden beams and poles to support a roof made out of lintel stones. These long, thin rocks are very easy to find in the wild and they usually have straight edges. There are several rows with eight stones on each row. The largest stone in Newgrange is about 2 meters (6 feet) high and 1.5 meters (5 feet) wide.
Inside Newgrange, there is a small chamber with three niches in its walls. Each niche is about 1.5 meters (5 feet) high and has a hole at its base from which sticks have been inserted into the bone of a body that was once buried there.
Our neolithic forefathers erected Newgrange 5,000 years ago, 500 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza and 1,000 years before Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is maybe the most well-known ancient monument in the world. The initial monument was an early henge monument created some 5,000 years ago, and the distinctive stone circle was established in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 BC.
4,700-year The 4,700-year-old step pyramid, erected for the third dynasty's king Djoser in the 27th century B.C., is the world's oldest stone monument of its scale. It lies in the city of Sakkara, just south of Cairo.
It is made up of smooth limestone blocks, some of which are more than 2 meters (6.5 feet) long. The base of the structure is about 15 meters on a side and rises to a height of about 20 meters (66 feet). There are three levels of steps, with an average width of 1.5 meters (5 feet), leading up to the top platform. On this platform is a stela that may have been used as a model for the king's tomb. It is estimated to have been about 1.7 meters high and 0.9 meter wide.
The pyramid was originally covered with a thin layer of white plaster before being painted red. It is thought that the reason for building such a large structure in Egypt at this time was to prepare for afterlife rituals. The builder of the pyramid, named after the ancient kingdom that he came from, King Khufu, also built the Great Sphinx outside of Sakkara. That means that these two monuments were probably designed by the same team of architects.
7,000-year-old A 7,000-year-old monument known as the "Spanish Stonehenge" has been discovered for the first time in 50 years, thanks to dry circumstances in western Spain that reduced water levels in a man-made lake, revealing the ancient standing stones. The site consists of five large boulders that are about 2.5 feet (80 cm) tall and up to 12 feet (4 m) wide. They're arranged in the shape of a square with two gaps between some of them. Scientists think they were used as markers for rituals involving members of a community.
The monument is located near the village of Cuzco La Muralla in an area known as the Las Vegas del Rey (the King's meadows). It is owned by the government body in charge of preserving historical sites in Spain. The site has been accessible to the public since 1995 but was originally found by villagers looking for stone to build their homes.
In 2001, scientists conducted radiocarbon tests on some of the rocks at the site and estimated that they were built around 7,000 years ago. They also determined that there was no evidence of damage or vandalism at the site.
The rocks are made of limestone from the region and they weigh about 20 tons each. They were probably moved here from another location and placed in their current position to create a kind of landmark.