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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #1
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The oldest houses in the world where people still live?

It is interesting to know that there are some people who, from generation to generation, live in the same houses, it seems time has stopped and they are the same as their ancient ancestors!

Houses of Kandovan:





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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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great thread, those houses look alien!
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Old October 5th, 2015, 03:27 AM   #3
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Sassi di Matera (Italy)

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The Sassi originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement and are suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy. There is evidence that people were living here as early as the year 7000 BC.

The Sassi are houses dug into the calcarenitic rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia, locally called "tufo" although it is not volcanic tuff or tufa. Many of these dwellings are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts of the Sassi often run on top of other houses. The ancient town grew up on one slope of the ravine created by a river that is now a small stream. The ravine is known locally as "la Gravina".

In the 1950s, the government of Italy forcefully relocated most of the population of the Sassi to areas of the developing modern city. Riddled with malaria, the unhealthy living conditions were considered an affront to the new Italian Republic of Alcide De Gasperi. However, people continued to live in the Sassi, and according to the English Fodor's guide:

Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago.

Until the late 1980s this was considered an area of poverty, since many of these houses were, and in some cases still are, uninhabitable. Current local administration, however, has become more tourism-oriented, and it has promoted the regeneration of the Sassi with the aid of the European Union, the government, UNESCO, and Hollywood. Today there are many thriving businesses, pubs, and hotels there, as described in a May 2015 New Yorker magazine article.


matera- sassi by gilbmart9, su Flickr


Sassi di Matera by Antonio Canoci, su Flickr


i sassi by night by rossana coviello, su Flickr


Matera by BORGHY52, su Flickr


I SASSI DI MATERA by Aristide Mazzarella, su Flickr


Dawn in Matera, Italy by Greg Ness, su Flickr


https://www.flickr.com/photos/nimavi/8499376181/


http://lacortedeipastori.com/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/albygent/6325189792/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/anpalehha/16023351167/


http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2015/06...n_7483484.html


The aspect of a typical cave dwelling before the population relocation:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Casa-grotta-matera-8mm.jpg


http://www.guida-matera.it/visite-guidate-matera/sassi-e-civilta-rupestre/


A unique hotel built into the abandoned caves:


http://www.sextantio.it/


http://www.sextantio.it/


http://www.sextantio.it/
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Old October 5th, 2015, 08:31 AM   #4
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12,000 years old Maymand, a UNESCO world heritage site:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1423

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Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They raise their animals on mountain pastures, living in temporary settlements in spring and autumn. During the winter months they live lower down the valley in cave dwellings carved out of the soft rock (kamar), an unusual form of housing in a dry, desert environment.












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Old October 8th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #5
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Interesting. The houses of Kandovan are carved out from small hills. I googled
images of 'houses of Kandovan' and they look like Giant ant hills lol. Living in one of these would be a unique experience.
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I would love to see a way in which to increase the tourism of these places and help strengthen the economy without displacing the residents.
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Re: Kandovan and Maymand

What beautiful pictures! I see wires. So they do have electricity. But I bet no plumbing.

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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #8
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How about the old houses in Sana'a? The Old City of Sana'a in Yemen is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been inhabited for more than 2500 years.

Unfortunately, some have been destroyed by recent air strikes.
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Someone lives in this building?
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