Paving has been around for almost 5,000 years. The oldest paved road was discovered in the summer of 1994, in Giza, Egypt. This road is the oldest paved road in the planet built over 4,600 years as a route to connect an ancient basalt quarry to Lake Moeris and used to transport large stones for the construction of the temples of Giza. This ancient road measures 7 ½ miles in length and 6 ½ feet in width. The road was paved with thousands of slabs of sandstone and limestone and some logs of petrified wood. The still standing road was used to carry massive stones using sleds and proved to be reliable.