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.


Home to the Ravanda citadel, which was restored by the Byzantines in the 6th century, and a host of Roman mosaics, Gaziantep in Turkey is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The city is located 127 KM north of Aleppo another ancient city. Nobody knows exactly how old Gaziantep really is, although the history of the city can be traced as far back as before the Hittites.