This world has stood the test of time. Every country, every city has got it’s own history. These cities have been a silent witness to the evolution of human and these societies we live in.

Here, we bring you a list of some of 8 Oldest Cities of the World,:


1.Damascus, Syria:


Damascus was founded in the third millennium B.C. This city is considered to be the oldest inhabited city in the world. Although over all these years, this city has been occupied by many different people like Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Mongols, Ottomans and many others at different times . These people left behind something to this city that became part of the city’s rich tapestry.

2. Luoyang, China:

Luoyang is a historic city dating back to 1,900 B.C. This city is largely credited as the origin of Chinese civilization. This city was once home to 9 ruling dynasties and the imperial King. This city serves most important part on the history of the Buddhist community living in China. China’s first ever Buddhist temple was made in this city.

3. Plovdiv, Bulgaria:

Plovdiv was founded in 4,000 B.C. During the Roman empire, this city was an important epi-centre for travel and commerce. This city was a leader in architecture and infrastructure and saw an early water and sewage system.

4. Jericho, West Bank:

This city was founded in 8,000 B.C. Jericho has been continuously inhabited for more than 10,000 years. If you have read Bible, there was a mention of this city in the Holy Book.

5. Athens, Greece:

Athens is the capital city of Greece. This city has been inhabited for more than 7,000 years. This city was the birthplace of Democracy. This city is a perfect place for those interested in art, cuisine, history.

6. Jerusalem, Israel:

This city was founded in 2500 BC. Throughout it’s existence, this city has been attacked and captured many times. This city is rich in it’s architecture and is a pilgrimage place and a major religious center for the Christians, Jewish and Islamic faiths.

7. Luxor, Egypt:

This city is situated on the east bank of the Nile River and was formed in 3200 BC in Egypt. This city houses temples that were established in 2000 BC.

8. Varanasi, India:

Varanasi, is situated on the banks of River Ganga and is considered as the spiritual capital of India. This city was founded in 1700 BC. Once a very famous author said this about Varanasi, which will make you very proud : “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”

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