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2575-2137 BC

Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: BCDateCreated: 2575-2137 BCLake MoerisFaiyum DistrictCountry: EgyptWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Lake-Moeris-Quarry-Road/Creator: Ancient Egyptians

The Lake Moeris Quarry Road, in the Faiyum District of Eygpt, is the oldest road in the world of which a considerable part of its original pavement is still preserved. This road was used to help transport the heavy blocks of basalt from the quarry 43 miles southwest of Cairo to the royal sarcophagi and pavements for the mortuary temples at Giza just outside Cairo. The road covered the 7.5 miles from the quarry to Lake Moeris which, at that time, was 66 ft above sea level.

YearAdded:
1996
Image Caption: Lake Moeris Quarry RoadEra_date_from: 2575
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