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    Posted: 23-Apr-2005 at 11:45

I think it is the Oldest Carriageway Bridge:

Dezful is a large city in the Khuzeistan province in Iran, this city is called Dezful (arabicized form of "Dezh Pul" = Citadel Bridge) because of a huge Sassanid bridge which has been built by Shapur the great near this city.

It seems part of the bridge has been destroyed by the river and then repaired, anyway the interesting thing is that this bridge is still used and several cars are crossing it each day.

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  Quote azimuth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 03:41

 

oldest in iran

you mean?

 

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 04:41

not just in Iran but in the world!

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  Quote Exarchus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 05:21
Well, first define structure.
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 07:54
Structure is a constructed unit such as a bridge, a church, a school, ...
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  Quote Exarchus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 07:58
Shouldn't it be the Ziggurat of Ur (oldest pyramid)?




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  Quote Styrbiorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 10:37
No, since that's a recontruction.


Anyway, there are Roman bridges still in use (and incidently, Shapur the Great used the engineering skills of Roman prisoners of war during the great constructions during his era).
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  Quote yan. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 10:38

What about the neolithic temples of Malta?

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 11:16

Shouldn't it be the Ziggurat of Ur (oldest pyramid)?

Do you mean the oldest Ziggurat?  then the oldest one is the Sialk Ziggurat in Kashan, Iran which is about two times older than the original Ziggurat of Ur.



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  Quote Exarchus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2005 at 15:24
Ho ok.

Well, France has the first gothic church, if that counts.
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  Quote Kuu-ukko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Apr-2005 at 08:01
Isn't the oldest structure the town of Catal Hyk?
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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Apr-2005 at 10:28
or the Burnt City?
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Apr-2005 at 13:26

Originally posted by Kuu-ukko

Isn't the oldest structure the town of Catal Hyk?

Yes, I also heard about that. It is in central anatolia, I think close to Konya. I have visited there once with my family, we lived in Konya.

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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Apr-2005 at 18:06

(Ah, many thanks Styrbiorn)

The roman bridge of Alcntara, Extremadura (Spain); finished at 104 AC and in use by cars now:

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Really a bridge with a great history.

But i think that there are many more roman bridges like this.



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Oldest standing building still in regular use:Pantheon, Rome, or is that just in Europe?
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The University of Salamanca was founded in 1134 and given the royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX of Leon in 1218.     
The formal title of "University" was granted by King Alfonso X of Castile and Leon in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2015 at 22:57
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& that marvellous free standing Roman dome is built of artificial stone - concrete..
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