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.


Oldest Arch 2

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