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Nothing can still beat the value of something which is old. Old is gold for reason. If I still get the chance to travel the most beautiful cities, I would not go for the industrialized one, but the one that has stood the test of time, have an indigenous touch that makes its aura so precious. The culturally rich cities along with its primitive methods of living is a rare sight to behold. We have got you the oldest cities that have managed to stand out from the competition of modernism and chose to keep the very essence of their roots:

1. Damascus, Syria
In 2008, it was named as the Arab Capital Of Culture which is still home for some 2.8 million people. It is one of the oldest cities in the world dating some 11,000 years back.

2. Jericho, West Bank
Bulwarks unearthed in Jericho goes back to 6800 BC, which confirms that it’s the oldest walled city the habitation of which dates back to 11,000 years. Quite surprisingly, Jericho is still inhabited in spite of the city being quite below sea level.

3. Aleppo, Syria
Aleppo rests at the center of the ancient times because of its location between the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia and at the termination of the Silk Road, which passed through central Asia and Mesopotamia. It is now Syria’s most populous city although the number might have changed because of the on-going civilization.

4. Athens, Greece
The city takes pride for a civilization that goes long back before the birth of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It is believed to be the birthplace of western civilization and a rich home of philosophy.

5. Argos, Greece
Argos and Athens have always been in a competition with each other as to who’s the oldest city. Argos rests on the fertile plain of Argolis which has earned it a commanding position. The urban settlement of the city happened some 7000 years back.

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