Yesterday, an article of mine about the world’s oldest surviving paved road was published by Ahram Online.
A couple of months ago, I ventured into the desert with a friend in search of this road, namely a quarry road called Widan al-Faras in Egypt’s Lake Qarun area. The road, some 4500 years old, is around 11 Km long. It was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Old Kingdom era, and more specifically, during the reign of the Pyramid Builders. Here is the full article: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/94839.aspx