Lists of the cities in present day which have been inhabited on continuous basis are here for a long time period. The oldest cities are known to be the most beautiful among the amazing stories and architecture which are the ancient ones as well to stand there. Disagreement with the historic record is listed with the cultural and religious areas of the cities.
Top 10 Oldest Cities In The World
1. Jericho, Palestinian Territories
The oldest city was inhibited in Palestine. This city is placed in the Jordan River near the West Bank. The seat is administrative in the Governorate of Jericho. The city was occupied with the Jordan from 1948 and ended in 1967. It was held in the occupation of Israel in 1967. It has administrative control which was handed over with the authority of Palestine in 1984. The tradition of Judeo Christian is its identity and they have bondage with Egypt. It is led by Joshua who is the successor of Moses. Archaeologists were unearthed with the remains of about 20 successive settlements in Jericho. This was the first one which dated back for about 11, 000 years. It was just a beginning to almost everything after that Earth’s history.
2. Byblos, Lebanon
Phoenicians were founded as Gebal and it was given a name as Byblos in Greek. It was imported from the city by papyrus. It is the Mediterranean city which was in the Mount Lebanon Governorate in the present day with the current name in Arab. It was named as Jubayl and was referred to Gibelet in the Crusades. It is believed that this city was occupied in 8800 and then in 7000 BC. It was according to the fragments which attributed in the semi legendary pre Trojan War. It was the Phoenician history in Sanchuniathon and was built with the Cronus as a city. The oldest of which was continued in this inhibited city in the whole world.
3. Aleppo, Syria
Aleppo is the oldest city which is an inhibited city in the world. It is in the 6th millennium BC and Syria is known to be the most popular city in the population of 4.4 million people. Aleppo was in the Halab for about 4, 300 BC. In the ancient site, it was occupied by the modern city in here and was barely touched with the archaeologists. Hittite was in control of this city in 800 BC brfore it passed from Assyrian. Persian and Greek hands were in charge of it. After that, Romans occupied it along with Arabs and Byzantines in the Crusades and then it was occupied by Ottomans and Mongols.
4. Damascus, Syria
Damascus is the second largest and capital of this city, Syria. It is normally called as ash – Sham and also it is given a nickname as Jasmine City. It has many sources which are inhibited in the city. It has been inhibited from 10, 000 BC. It has been debated after that. Important settlements are done after this arrival and the Arameans which were established by the canal network and it has modern basis of water network. Alexander has also conquered Damascus which has been in Roman, Ottoman and Arab possession. Historical attraction is the wealthiest which makes the destination of tourist popular.
5. Susa, Iran
Susa was a city which was the ancient one in Parthian, Persian and Elamite empires of Iran. It is placed in the lower Zargos Mountains which are about 250 km in the east region with Tigris River. It was between Dez River and Karkheh. It has historic literature which shows its history and this Susa appears as the earliest Sumerian records which are an example of Lord of Aratta and Enmerkar. This place is known to be the best one among the history of urban. Such places are quite obedient with the Inanna and tehya re patron to the deity of Uruk. This is the oldest settlement of the world and this region. it is based on the C14 dated in the foundation time for the settlements and it was at an early stage in 4395 BC. This is known to be administrative capital for the county of Shush in the province of Iran Khuzestan. Its population is about 6, 500.
6. Faiyun, Egypt
Faiyum is the city which is placed in the Middle Egypt and placed about at 130 km in the southwest region of Cairo. Faiyum governorate is the capital and it has most of the ancient part of Crocodilopolis. It was founded in 4000 BC and it is also known as the oldest one in Africa. Faiyum is the modern city which has many large bazaars, baths and mosques whereas Hawara and Lehin are the pyramids found in the nearest region.
7. Sidon, Lebanon
Sidon is the largest city at third number in Lebanon. It is placed at the South Governorate region of Lebanon in the Mediterranean coast which is about 40 km at the north side and about 40 km south for the capital Beirut. It is the most important one and also the oldest one in the Phoenician cities. The base fo this Phoenician Mediterranean empire growth. St. Paul and Jesus were visited to Sidon with the Great Alexander and this city was captured in ### BC.
8. Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Plovdiv is the second city in Bulgaria after Sofia which is its capital. It was a settlement in Tracia before it became a major city in the city of Roman. It later became Ottoman and Byzantine in hands before it became the part of Bulgaria. This city became a major city in the cultural center and also it is the ancient one and remains which includes aqueduct, Ottoman baths and amphitheater.
9. Gaziantep, Turkey
Gaziantep is the city which is present at the southeast region of Turkey and it includes among the cities which continue to be inhibited in the world. This city is placed at the northeast region of Adana and it is about 127 km away from north in Aleppo, Syria. The history of Gaziantep extends back to the Hittites. The citadel of Rivanda is restored by the 6th century in Byzantine and the city center is found in this whereas the mosaics of Roman were discovered.
10. Beirut, Lebanon
The largest and capital city of Lebanon is famous for its economic, administrative and cultural center. The stretches of history of Beirut are about 5, 000 years old. The city was evacuated with the unearthed Phoenician, Ottoman, Arab, Roman and Hellenistic remains. It was mentioned in the letters in such pharaoh of the Egypt in the 14th century BC. The civil war of Lebanon was modern attraction for tourist and lively as well.