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10 Most Beautiful Ancient Cities of the World

Children always think the town they grew up in has been there since the dawn of time, just like they think their parents are giants that will never die. As we grow older, we discover that where we live is quite often merely as old as our grandparents, or an antique car. Sometimes this can be a startling revelation, but it couldn’t possibly match the awe that must be felt to realize the city you live in have existed for 10,000 years.

 

Here are the 10 most beautiful ancient cities of the world. I hope you will like it.

Damascus

The Capital of Syria, it’s generally agreed upon that Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It’s believed to have been settled nearly 12,000 years ago.

Plovdiv

This city has been inhabited by man since 6,000. It’s easily one of the most overlooked cities in the world, as it’s stunningly beautiful and packed full of historic artifacts and monuments.

Beirut

It is also called the Paris of the Levant, even though it out-dates Paris by thousands of years. Beirut has been a city of Man for at least 5,000 years, and theories suggest it could actually be more like 10000.

Jerusalem

The city’s involvement with major religions may only span roughly 3,000 years but the settlement itself is believed to have been founded over 6,000 years ago.

Tel Aviv

A mash-up of culture clash in the desert 100 years ago led to the official birth of this city, but people had already been living there for at least 4,000 years when Tel Aviv got its name.

Athens

Athens has been a crown-jewel for civilization for over 3,000 years. The true age of the city is not known but suspected to be greater than 3,500 years.

Lisbon

Lisbon has been standing for roughly 3,200 years. It’s believed to have been founded by the Phoenicians. It remains remarkably gorgeous, and packed with all the history it’s soaked up from its experiences.

Xi’an

Home of the famous terra cotta army of the ancient Qin Dynasty, Xi’an has steadily grown over the last 3,100 years to be a much-loved jewel of modern China. The city is now also home to China’s growing Space Industry.

Rome

The Eternal City hardly needs an introduction. Believed to be founded in 753 BCE, the story of Romulus and Remus is still held as canon.

Delhi

Delhi holds several of greater Asia’s most valuable historic sites. The Indian city is thought to have been populated for 3,000 years now, and shows no sign of ever stopping.

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