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    Default 1400 year old business closes

    it boggles my mind that a company could last this long. this company was older than islam for instance.

    http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz...pStories_ssi_5
    indeed

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    heheh, funny :P

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    Few industries could be less flighty than Buddhist temple construction.
    lol!
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    Too bad.
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    Default Re: 1400 year old business closes

    It is a little sad that they finally closed down, but then I doubt any other single business on the planet can claim to have lasted as long. Gotta give 'em credit where credit's due!
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    Be pretty difficult to best that record, certainly. Not that there weren't some seriously old firms still around though. Take Beretta for one. And while it's not a "business" per ce, the custodianship of the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has run in two local Muslim families since Saladin's recapture of the city in 1192...
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    I had some beer from what was supposedly the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world (since 1040 apparently) the other day. It was quite nice.

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    Here is a list of the worlds oldest companies:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_companies
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    Excellent and very informative. Thanks for sharing, both.
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    Really interesting. Thanks for sharing, a pity it got lost. But hey, that's the free market, and that's investing in something proven over fifty years earlier to be a bubble.
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