Girsu Bridge – the oldest bridge in the world

This megalithic structure, which is not less than 4 thousand years old,
for a long time, after its discovery, it was identified by the temple,
now by dam, then by something else, and only very recently scientists have clearly
determined that the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu simply had this
brick bridge over the waterway which naturally is not
survived to our days.

Therefore, the Girsu Bridge can be considered the oldest in the world, from
surviving to this day at least in this half-ruined
condition.

We add that the city itself Girsu is considered the oldest in history
of humanity. It is located between the modern cities of Iraq –
Basra and Baghdad. Girsu was the capital of the most ancient
Kingdom Lagash, was considered a sacred metropolis, erected
approximately 5 thousand years ago in honor of the Sumerian god Ningirsu.
Moreover, when the political power of the state subsequently
moved to the city of Lagash, Girsu remained
recognized religious center.

It was the city of Girsu that gave us knowledge about the most ancient Sumerian
civilizations, as well as unique monuments of Sumerian architecture, in
including this ancient brick bridge that was
discovered in 1920 (we will specify that the city of Girsu itself was opened
by French archaeologists in 1877).

Unfortunately, for almost a century the most ancient Girsu bridge
was available to everyone, he was completely unguarded as
the greatest architectural landmark, and therefore – just
collapsed.

True today the oldest settlement Girsu (modern Tello)
used and accordingly protected by the British Museum, at the base
which is being carried out training Iraqi archeologists. Recently
museum staff said that as part of the curriculum
planned restoration of the world’s oldest bridge Girsu. Well it is
encouraging and happy …

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