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Oldest Arch, c. 1850 BCE

Oldest_Arch_1

The most ancient arch in the world was found in the city of Ashkelon. It was part of the gate of the city wall. It was built mostly of mud-brick with some calcareous limestone. It is 15 meters long, over 2 meters wide and almost 4 meters high and consists of an arched corridor with arched openings on either end. The arch was restored by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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Oldest Arch 2

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