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12 of the oldest cities on Earth that still exist

Some cities in the word has been continuously populated for thousands of years. It's hard to imagine how much about the history of humanity these places can reveal. Do you know the names of these cities?



Have you ever been to any of these ancient cities? What other old cities do you know?

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46 Comments
carole winslow
I have not visited any of the cities included in this piece. I was fortunate enough to visit the ancient city of Perugia during a trip to Italy many years ago. Initially founded by the Etruscan people, remnants of that ancient society can still be seen: wells, burial tombs, portions of walls, etc. If you love history, this is a place you should visit.
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Sep 9, 2021 8:41PM
bonniecardona
Thanks for the info and we have been to a few of these historical cities
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Sep 1, 2021 4:16PM
ninakamwene
Thank you for sharing these educational places. I was in Jericho and saw the well where the water is still coming through. I also went to Nazareth, Bethlehem, and JerUSAlem. Jordan and put my feet in river Jordan. So much history and culture in many places on the planet for the human history.
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Sep 29, 2020 10:32PM
Skip Hayden
Athens was NEVER the centre of Mycenean civilization, although it has been continually inhabited for about 5000 years
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Jun 13, 2020 6:39PM
Pam Tyler
Very interesting! Sadly Im too old to visit any of them but enjoyed reading about them.
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May 29, 2020 6:13AM
Steve Vaughn
Also want to visit all except Syria.
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May 26, 2020 6:27PM
Isagani Isidro Sogocio
Eager to visit these places. Thank you!
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Apr 19, 2020 9:34PM
Linalinda Eichin
Great to know thank you for sharing
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Mar 18, 2020 7:58PM
Carol Ann Wright
Been to Plovdiv, in Bulgaria. Have friends who live there. Beautiful city.
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Feb 25, 2020 2:43AM
Laurette Pearlman
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel NOT the area called Palestine. In 1948 it was taken over by the Jordanians and Jews weren't allowed onto their holiest sites. In 1967 Israel took back the whole city and people of all religions are free to visit most areas.
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Feb 19, 2020 6:27PM
uragift
Both informative and a generator of curious thoughts about our little known heritage.
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Feb 11, 2020 5:05PM
Edith Rookes
The Earth is beautiful. Unfortunately, peoples are forced to habitats in controlled spaces. I am not interested in outer space. There is so much space on Earth.
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Jan 26, 2020 11:06PM
Susan Knowles Miller
We’ve been to Jerusalem. In fact, all over Israel. LOVED our trip.
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Jan 18, 2020 9:20PM
jackyrabb
Interesting indeed.
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Dec 13, 2019 11:43PM
tbear
Had no idea! Very interesting! Thank you! 😊
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Dec 9, 2019 5:18PM

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