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.
- 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 Link
- Tyre: Tyre, 2750 BC
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