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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The oldest paved road in the world is located in Turkey.

See also:
- Turkey Ministry of Tourism

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  • If by "Turkey", you mean "Egypt", then you're right. Otherwise, wrong again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2007 11:46 PM  

  • No, I think they mean Turkey. Because that's where the oldest road is. It's runs between Istanbul and Kesan, along the Sea of Marmara.

    By Anonymous RL Simms, Ph.D, at September 06, 2007 7:00 AM  

  • If this source is right, we might both be wrong:

    "The timber trackway; Sweet Track causeway in England, is one of the oldest engineered roads discovered and the oldest timber trackway discovered in Northern Europe. Built in winter 3807 BC or spring 3806 BC, tree-ring dating (Dendrochronology) enabled very precise dating. It has been claimed to be the oldest road in the world. [11][6]"

    I found a site claiming that the world's oldest road was just south of Cairo, but it's another trivia website. You must know how I feel about any information contained in those. Even so, the date they give for that road is more recent than the one given for the Sweet Track causeway, so it's out.

    I haven't found any evidence for the world's oldest road being in Turkey. Care to share?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 06, 2007 4:34 PM  

  • This whole subject is "Turkey in the Straw" to me.

    I did find it amusing that Anonymous first agreed, then found evidence to disagee, then found more evidence to disagree with his first agreement.

    All I know about Turkey is that it is a requirement for Thanksgiving dinner and when it comes to roads, my theory is that if you don't know where you are going, then any road will get you there. It seems to me that Anonymous treads down that path quite often...


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 09, 2007 12:13 PM  

  • Kahne, it's becoming apparent to me that you lack the ability to glean meaning from text.

    My first reply:
    If by "Turkey", you mean "Egypt", then you're right. Otherwise, wrong again.

    How did you get from that that I agreed with the fact? I thought it was very clear that I believed the location of the world's oldest road was in Egypt, not in Turkey.

    After ri simms disagreed with me, I decided to reverify my sources (because, you know, I DID check before I just posted something about Egypt). I found new information suggesting that the timber causeway in England was the world's oldest road, and the dates given for it are older than the dates given for the Egyptian road. Therefore, I admitted my mistake, but I still don't think the world's oldest road is in Turkey.

    Kahne, you can make cute little puns all you want, but try bringing some evidence too, okay? I had some respect for you when you replied to my comment regarding Incan refrigeration, but it's dwindling. No, it's not because you disagree with me (on everything, apparently), but because you're rapidly becoming just another person who attacks my statements without the faintest whiff of evidence on your breath.

    I'm not interested in dealing with that.

    By Anonymous Mr Anonymous, at September 09, 2007 12:33 PM  

  • Mr. Anonymous,

    I am distraught over the fact that your respect for me has dwindled.

    Could it be that serious debate and intelligent discussion is actually more than you bargined for?

    I suspect you find it more comforting to just make absurd comments about Topics of which you really have no knowledge. Now that you find yourself in a position of having to defend yourself, you attempt to cover your inadequacies by flinging concealed insults at me.

    R E S P E C T was also song, possibly you have confused those meanings as well.

    At least I identify myself and my position. You don't seem to have the conviction to do so.


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 09, 2007 3:43 PM  

  • Again, you take jabs at me because of my concealed identity. Well, we've chewed this cud...I'm not discussing it anymore with you.

    What are you talking about? I have yet to see any serious debate. You make a blanket statement indicating that I don't know what I'm talking about. I try to assure you that I'm not completely daft. You scoff at me. I ask for evidence. You provide none. I carefully reconsider my positions if I'm shown to be incorrect. You refuse to. I accept the possibility that evidence MIGHT exist. You deny that I could be correct. Where in that scenario do you see serious debate?

    Kahne, I take back what I said about you not being able to glean meaning from text. I think you're prefectly capable of doing so. I think you INTENTIONALLY misinterpret what you read so that you can mold it into your bizarre assertion that I am clueless. Keep at it, if it makes you comfortable to do so.

    By Anonymous Mr Anonymous, at September 09, 2007 5:22 PM  

  • Just so anyone that see's this can notice, they're talking about roads... with various sources... but in an attempt to seem more intelligent then the researchers that run this site, they have mistaken the statement of this fact to be "The oldest road" however, it's "The oldest PAVED road" so, timber laid, or compounded sand, gravel, nor dirt laid roads matter... this is a statement of the oldest PAVED road.

    Keep in mind that the people who come on here are commonly morons that google minor things to find out small tidbits of information then attempt to proove a site of researchers wrong to make themselves seem smarter... in the end they're simply ignorant people that have nothing better to do with their time. Please pay them no mind.

    By Anonymous Vanhaveir, at February 17, 2008 12:55 PM  

  • Geologists claim that the oldest paved road in the world has been found in Egypt, dated some time between 2600 and 2200 BC. See http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/08/world/world-s-oldest-paved-road-found-in-egypt.html

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  • Eastern Turkey is Western Armenian. The Turkish government carried out a genocide against the Armenian people starting in 1915 and then seized our lands.

    By Anonymous Vartan Kargotzian, at December 07, 2009 5:49 PM  

  • Vartan, I believe you're poisoned. If there were a genocide, no Armenian would have survived. There was a war going on.
    Besides, there were no Turkish Government in 1915, it was Ottoman Empire.
    What a shame that Armenians have no ambition other than going after a hoax.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 05, 2010 9:07 AM  

  • Just because Armenians are still alive today, that doesn't mean the Ottoman Empire didn't intend to exterminate the entire Armenian race.

    By Anonymous Diran Parnakoglu, at March 16, 2010 9:39 PM  

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