Photos: Kirkuk and Erbil among the world’s 20 oldest cities

Photos: Kirkuk and Erbil among the world’s 20 oldest cities

Waar, Duhok:

1 Varanasi, India, According to legend, it was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva 5,000 years ago.

2Cádiz, Spain, 1,100 BC

The gate of the ancient castle at Alykes, Viotia ("Boeotia"), Corinthian gulf, Central, GreeceThebes, Greece, 1,400 BC

4 Larnaca, Cyprus, 1,400 BC

5 Athens, Greece, 1,400 BC

6Balkh, Afghanistan, 1,500 BC

7 Kirkuk, Iraq, 2,200 BC

8 Arbil, Iraq, 2,300 BC

9Tyre, Lebanon, 2,750 BC

10Jerusalem, Middle East, 2,800 BC

11 Beirut, Lebanon, 3,000 BC

12 Gaziantep, Turkey, 3,650 BC

13Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 4,000 BC

14 Sidon, Lebanon, 4,000 BC

15 Faiyum, Egypt, 4,000 BC

16Susa, Iran, 4,200 BC

17 Damascus, Syria, 4,300 BC

18 Aleppo, Syria, 4,300 BC

19 Byblos, Lebanon, 5,000 BC

20Jericho, Palestinian Territories, 9,000 BC

 

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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