Oldest continuously inhabited cities

WHS located in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Cut off date = later than 1000 BC

The connection belongs to History connections.

Connected Sites


Acropolis: Athens, 5th–4th Millennium BC
Aleppo: Aleppo, Chalcolithic (4,300 BC or earlier)
Ancient Thebes: Luxor, c. 3200 BC
Byblos: Byblos, Chalcolithic (3000 BC)
Damascus: Damascus, Chalcolithic (Damascus is often claimed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and evidence exists of a settlement in the wider Barada basin dating back to 9000 BC. However, within the area of Damascus, there is no evidence for large-scale settlement until the 2nd millennium BC)
Erbil Citadel: Erbil, 2300 BC
Imperial Palace: Beijing, c. 1045 BC
Mtskheta: Mtskheta, c. 1000 BC
Old City of Jerusalem: Jerusalem, 2800 BC
Silk Roads: Xi'an, c. 1100 BC
Susa: Susa (now Shush), 4200 BC - however, Susa’s claims are somewhat dented by the fact that it was downgraded to “small settlement” between the 15th and 20th centuries. See
Tyre: Tyre, 2750 BC

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