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9 of the Oldest Buildings in the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Emily DiNuzzo of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: Architecture has come a long way since stone structures and wood homes. Still, it's good to appreciate some of the oldest buildings in the world. Many barely look like buildings, while others are surprisingly well in-tact. Almost all of the oldest buildings are tombs, temples, and passage graves. Meanwhile, the most famous homes in America are a bit more traditional. Read on to learn about some of the oldest buildings in the world and their history.

Buildings looked a lot different in the days before skyscrapers

Architecture has come a long way since stone structures and wood homes. Still, it's good to appreciate some of the oldest buildings in the world. Many barely look like buildings, while others are surprisingly well in-tact. Almost all of the oldest buildings are tombs, temples, and passage graves. Meanwhile, the most famous homes in America are a bit more traditional. Read on to learn about some of the oldest buildings in the world and their history.

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