Oldest Temple in the World

25 April 2024


Stonehenge is located on the British hills on the outskirts of Salisbury, South West England. It's last known construction dates to approximately 1600 BC.

Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe is the oldest temple in the world having been constructed between 9600 and 8200 BCE, during the Neolithic era.

Ziggurat of Ur

About thirty meters (100 feet) high, the Ziggurat of Ur (2100 BCE) is situated in Tell el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Province, Iraq. It was constructed by King Ur-Nammu in honour of Nanna.

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple was constructed during the New Kingdom, in honour of the gods Amun, Mut, and Chons between 1400 and 1000 BC by the Egyptian pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramses II.

Mundeshwari Devi Temple

The Mundeshwari Devi Temple, constructed in 108 AD, is located in Kaimur, Bihar. It is the oldest Hindu Temple in the world and is still operational. It is structurally small.

Temple Of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut was built between 1473 BC and 1458 BC in Hatshepsut honour and for worshipping the Sun God, Amon-Ra, Hathor, Amun, and Ra Horakhty.

Temple Of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo, built in 330 BC, is located in Delphi, Greece, perched on the southwest slopes of Mount Parnassus. It was constructed by the Agethons, Xenodoros, and Spintharus.

Ġgantija Temples

The Neolithic Ġgantija Temples on the island of Gozo, Malta are among the oldest free-standing stone structures and the second oldest temple in the world. They were built between 3,600 and 3,000 BC.

Temple Of Amada

The Temple of Amada is one of the oldest temples in Nubia, Egypt, having been built in 1500 BCE by the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. The temple was devoted to Amun and Re-Horakhty.

Tchogha Zanbil

King Untash-Napirisha established Tchogha Zanbil, Khuzestan province, southwest Iran, as the religious centre of Elam. It was constructed between 1275 and 1240 BCE.

Temple Of Seti I

Seti I, the Egyptian pharaoh, and his son Ramses II constructed the Temple of Seti I. Situated near the west bank of the Nile River in Abydos, the construction was completed in 1297 BC.