Oldest continuously inhabited cities
WHS located in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Cut off date = later than 1000 BC
|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 Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor||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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