Humans have started civilization millions of years ago, but some of these civilizations/cities are still inhabited, here are some of the oldest cities in the world that are still inhabited, they are ancient,beautiful and mysterious.
Damascus is generally accepted to be the most Oldest constantly occupied city on the planet, with proof of home going back in any event 11,000 years. The city is usually called al-Shām, the vernacular name of Syria overall, which is said to signify “the left” or “the north,” where the district is arranged comparatively with the Arabian Peninsula. Inferable from the relationship of Damascus with Aram, the scriptural capital of the Aramaeans, some Arabic sources interface Damascus and the Iram dhāt al-ʿimād (“Colonnaded Aram”) referenced in the Qurʾān, a distinguishing proof that has for some time been questioned. Likewise fought has been the relationship of Damascus with Jilliq, a ripe pre-Islamic site whose name gets from an expression of the obscure root being used by the Ghassānids dynamic there in the sixth century (see Ghassān). The city is as yet known by its well- known sobriquet al-Fayḥāʾ (“the Fragrant”), earned maybe for the newness of its encompassing plantations and nurseries. Numerous researchers accept that, among the old urban communities of the world, Damascus is maybe the most established consistently habitat.
JERICHO, WEST BANK
Fortresses uncovered in Jericho going back to 6800 B.C. affirm it’s the most punctual known walled city, and proof of another home in the zone goes back around 11,000 years, which implies it’s a genuine contender for the world’s most established city. Unfathomably, Jericho has stayed possessed — and dry — from the beginning of time, despite its area well beneath ocean level. This reality likewise makes the city the most reduced forever possessed site on Earth. Today 20,000 individuals call Jericho home.
Aleppo (Arabic Halab) is a city in northern Syria, the second-biggest city in Syria after Damascus, and one of the oldest possessed urban areas ever. Beginning in the early second thousand years B.C.E. Aleppo was the capital of the Amorite realm of Yamkhad during the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1800-1600 B.C.E.) and was the focal point of the Hittites in their toppling of the Amorite Dynasty in 1595 B.C.E.While more than of 70 percent of Aleppo’s occupants are Sunni Muslims (primarily Arabs, yet Kurds, and other assorted ethnicities migrated there during the Ottoman time frame), Aleppo is home to one of the most extravagant and most expanded Christian people group of the Orient. The city had an enormous Jewish populace in antiquated occasions. The incredible gathering place housed the renowned Aleppo codex, going back to the ninth century and now housed in Jerusalem.
The history extends the farthest back in Plovdiv, Europe’s Oldest persistently occupied city. We will attempt to sum up more than 8000 years of history in 1000 words.
The principal hints of human settlement in Plovdiv go back to the Neolithic time frame around 6000 BC. The most significant settlement from that period was the normally invigorated territory on the present Nebet tepe (one of Plovdiv’s slopes) where life close by that slope has never halted since.
The cutting edge Egyptian city of Faiyum involves a zone on the Nile River that has facilitated human settlements for a large number of years, including the antiquated city of Shedet. The individuals of Shedet venerated a live crocodile named Petsuchos as an exemplification of the divinity Sobek, rousing Greeks to call the city “Crocodilopolis.” The region upheld agrarian networks over 6,000 years back, although its populace was decreased for a considerable length of time by a dry spell, inevitably bouncing back around 4,000 years prior. Today, Faiyum is home to approximately 350,000 individuals.
As indicated by the Phoenician convention it was established by the God El, and even the Phoenicians thought of it as a city of incredible vestige. In spite of the fact that its beginnings are lost in time, present-day researchers state the site of Byblos returns in any event 7,000 years. Amusingly, the words “Byblos” and “Phoenicia” would not have been perceived by the city’s initial occupants. For a few thousand years it was classified “Gubla” and later “Gebal,” while the expression “Canaan” was applied to the coast by and large. Today Byblos (Jbeil in Arabic) on the coast 37 kilometers north of Beirut, is a prosperous spot with glass-fronted places of business and swarmed boulevards.
Situated inside the Greater Tehran metropolitan zone, Rayy (or Rey), Iran, has proof of home going back 8,000 years, however, it has likely been constantly involved for around 5,000 or 6,000 years. The city holds an abundance of recorded landmarks, for example, the 5,000 -year-old Cheshmeh Ali slope and the 3,000 -year-old Gebri mansion. It was a profoundly hallowed city to the Zoroastrians.
ERBIL, IRAQI KURDISTAN
Erbil has been occupied, throughout the centuries, by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Mongols and Ottoman Turks. At the focal point of the city, rests the Erbil Citadel, otherwise called Hawler Castle which is an old structure that goes back to 2,000 B.C. The Erbil Citadel, is a counterfeit hill and the verifiable downtown area of Erbil. Erbil is known for its advanced shopping centers, old destinations, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Athens is the capital and biggest city in Greece. It overwhelms the Attica area with its most punctual human nearness beginning somewhere close to the eleventh and seventh thousand years BC. This city is additionally an old home of reasoning and the origination of Western civic establishments. It brags of a home that returns some time before the times of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The city withstood the trial of times and was a subject of complete pulverization following the Dorian and Persian attacks. Today, Athens is a rambling city and the most seasoned capital city in Europe.
As per Hindu mythology, Varanasi is over 5,000 years of age and is viewed as the most established city on the planet, however, proof of residence just returns around 3,000 years, as per the BBC. This progressively humble date shows Varanasi is among numerous antiquated urban communities to show up around the principal thousand years B.C., and it is as yet the most seasoned city in India and is viewed as the holiest city on the planet to Hindus. Its area on the banks of the sacrosanct Ganges River likewise adds to its distinction as a significant site of the journey.