The oldest twenty cities around the world
Jericho is the oldest city, where human communities inhabited by 9 thousand a year of birth, where I discovered the remains of 20 human settlements dating back to the 11 thousand a year, and the city is located near the Jordan River, live where currently 20 thousand people.
The Phoenicians founded the city before the five thousand years of birth, the Greeks called this name, because they were importing them papyrus, and its name is derived from the word of the Bible in English. There is within the city map tourist areas in Lebanon, where includes temples and ancient Phoenician by Byblos Castle and Church of St. Hanna Baptist, which was built in the 12th century.
Founded most populous city in Syria (4.4 million people) by the year of 4,300 BC. The city remained under the control of the Hittites until the year 800 BC, before witnessing the rule of the Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, then occupied in the later Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, and besieged it then dominated by the Mongols and Ottomans.
According to official sources, she appeared before the 4,300 year of birth, but other sources say it was founded in early before 10 thousand years from birth and resided Arameans many canals that are still the basis for networks of water modern, and was one of the last conquest of Alexander the Great and enjoy many of the historical landmarks frequented by tourists, to be signed and the recent unrest in the country.
Settled population since 4 thousand years BC, located southwest of Cairo, and worshiped the sacred crocodiles and includes large markets, mosques, baths, and proximity to the Pyramids of Hawara found.
Located Sidon just 25 miles south of Beirut, and may be one of the oldest Phoenician cities, and appeared before four thousand years, and was one of the rules of the Empire Phoenician, and is said to be Christ and St. Paul visited the city, as did Alexander the Great, after conquering it in 333 BC.
Appeared before four thousand years of birth, which is the second largest city in Bulgaria, and were subject to the control of the Romanian Byzantine and Ottoman, before they become part of it and is currently the center of a major cultural, and includes many of the remnants of the ancient city, including the Roman amphitheater and baths Ottoman Empire.
Found in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border, and dating back to 3,650 BC, which was founded by the Hittites, and was renovated from the Byzantines in the sixth century AD.
The capital of Lebanon, which is the center of administrative, economic and cultural, and the history of Beirut extends to 5 thousand years BC, where the fossils were found Phoenician and Greek, Roman, Arab, and mentioned in the letters of the Pharaoh of Egypt in the early eighth century BC.
Appeared in 2,800 BC, which is the cradle of monotheistic religions, including the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Resurrection, the city was besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and 44 once occupied, and destroyed twice.
Founded sour in 2,750 BC, according to Herodotus, was conquered by Alexander the Great in 332 BC after a siege that lasted 7 months, and became a Roman province in 64 BC, and today is a major tourist destination in Lebanon and entered the Roman Hippodrome in the city in the list UNESCO's World Heritage.
The city was founded in 2,300 BC, located in northern Iraq, and have been subject to the control of the Assyrians, Persians, Arabs and the Sassanids and the Ottomans The Major station on the Silk Road, and the ancient castle rises 26 meters from the ground.
Kirkuk is located about 150 kilometers north of Baghdad, and the city was built in 2,200 BC on the site of the ancient Assyrian capital «Erafah». He knew the importance Vsatroa by the Babylonians and their 5-year-old castle thousand years and now is an important center for the production and the oil industry.
Appeared in 1,500 BC, when the Greeks knew as «Bactra», and the city is located in the north of Afghanistan, and called the «mother cities» by Arabs She is currently a major center in the cultivation of cotton.
Athens is the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of the ancient democracy, founded in 1,400 BC, and still the effects of eras Greek, Romanian, Byzantine and Ottoman very clear, which is a global tourist destination.
Larnaca city freely on the island of Cyprus, was founded by the Phoenicians in 1400 BC, and very many of the archaeological sites and the palm trees and attractive beaches.
Luxor (Thebes) Egypt
Established a good year 1,400 BC, and is the main competitor to the civilization of ancient Athens, and they lend the old empires, and archeological excavations revealed the existence of buildings dating back further than that.
Filed by the Phoenicians in 1,100 BC, with the emergence of a land in the Atlantic Ocean, and is the centralization of the Spanish Navy since the 18 th century.
The city is located on the River Ganges, and highly regarded sacred to Hindus and Buddhists According to the legends, was founded by the Hindu god Shiva before 5 thousand years ago, while Indian sources say it was founded a thousand years ago from birth.