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If you're really an explorer, you'll love these ten ancient cities, discover their history and see how people lived millenniums ago.

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  • Damascus
    Damascus Damascus is credited with being the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world.
  • Byblos
    Byblos A city dating back to approximately 5000 BC.
  • Varanasi
    Varanasi Situated on the banks of the Ganges River, Varanasi is a Hindu holy city, dating back to 3000 BC.
  • Plovdiv
    Plovdiv Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, and one of the oldest cities in Europe.
  • Sidon
    Sidon An important Phoenician city, inhabited since 4000 BC.
  • Aleppo
    Aleppo The evidence shows that Aleppo has been inhabited since about 5000 BC.
  • Jericho
    Jericho Archaeology reveals that Jericho is one of the oldest human settlements in the Middle East, dating back (...)
  • Beirut
    Beirut Falling under the occupation of one empire after another, Beirut's history goes back more than 5000 years.
  • Jerusalem
    Jerusalem Inhabited since 2800 BC, Jerusalem is a unique place and a holy city.
  • Athens
    Athens A city with a rich heritage, bustling with Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments.


Jonas Daoud says:

Posted on: Oct 29, 2012

I am from Damascus ♥

abhishek says:

Posted on: Nov 17, 2012

its great pleseaure to know that varanasi is the world's oldest city!!!!!!1

Razan A says:

Posted on: Nov 23, 2012

I am from Damascus tooooo :))

Devora says:

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012

I love Plovdiv!

miridoddi srikanth says:

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011

i can't believe varanasi was one of the oldest cities in the world!!!!

RandomJerk says:

Posted on: Apr 12, 2013


nouman munawar says:

Posted on: Nov 16, 2013

there is a city named Multan in southern punjab of Pakistan which is known to be older than mohinjodaro cario , if u havn't visited Multan than here is the invitation that u must come to Multan , there are unknown numbers of domes in the city , its known as the birth place of Sun God according to HIndu religion and everybody knows that how old religion is Hindunism and since how long ago the sun is worshiped..........

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