The Worlds Oldest Cities

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2017
Travelling around the world there are some spectacular sights to be seen.

Some areas however are truly a step back in time. Here are the oldest five cities on earth.

Shush, Iran: 4,500 B.C.
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Shush is a city in and the capital of Shush County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 53,897, in 10,689 families. Shush is located beside ancient Susa.
Argos, Greece: 5,000 B.C.
View of Argos, seen from the ancient theatre
Argos is a city in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is also a former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see.
Byblos, Lebanon: 5,000 B.C.
Byblos, in Arabic Jubayl, is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is believed to have been occupied first between 8800 and 7000 BC.
Çatalhöyük, Turkey: 7,500 B.C.
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Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. In July 2012, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jericho, West Bank: 8,000 B.C.
The city of Jericho from the ruins of the old walls
Jericho is a city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate, and is governed by the Fatah faction of the Palestinian National Authority.

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