Top 10 Oldest Cities in the World


City life is much different these days than how it used to be a few thousands years ago when the first cities and city-states were established by ancient civilizations. Although debatable, the age of some of the oldest cities in the world predates even the Roman Empire or the Greeks before them. Despite the passing of time, some of these cities are still standing to this day. Let us then find out what the ten oldest cities in the world are and how well they have withstood the test of time.


The first ancient city on our list that boasts with being one of the oldest continually inhabited cities is Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. With a history stretching as far back as 5000 years ago, the city was once occupied by Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Ottoman inhabitants. The city is vastly mentioned in letters addressed to the Egyptian Pharaoh that dates as far back as 14th century BC.