4 Cities In Lebanon Among The World’s 20 Oldest!

The Telegraph listed the 20 oldest cities in the world and among them are four Lebanese cities, which are Byblos, Sidon, Beirut, and Tyre. In fact, Lebanon is one of the world’s oldest countries, according to National Geographic.

It is the home of 11 Phoenician cities and towns in Lebanon that have been continuously inhabited ever since they were established.

As for the 20 oldest cities in the world as listed by The Telegraph, here is the list:

#1 Jericho, Palestinian Territories

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  Settlement date: 9,000 B.C.

#2 Byblos, Lebanon

Settlement date: 5,000 B.C.

#3 Aleppo, Syria

Settlement date: 4,300 B.C.

#4 Damascus, Syria

Settlement date: 4,300 B.C.

#5 Susa, Iran

Settlement date: 4,200 B.C.

#6 Faiyum, Egypt

Settlement date: 4,000 B.C.

#7 Sidon, Lebanon

Settlement date: 4,000 B.C.

#8 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Settlement date: 4,000 B.C.

#9 Gaziantep, Turkey

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Settlement date: 3,650 B.C.

#10 Beirut, Lebanon

Settlement date: 3,000 B.C.

#11 Jerusalem

Settlement date: 2,800 B.C.

#12 Tyre, Lebanon

Settlement date: 2,750 B.C.

#13 Erbil, Iraq

Settlement date: 2,300 B.C.

#14 Kirkuk, Iraq

Settlement date: 2,200 B.C.

#15 Balkh, Afghanistan

Settlement date: 1,500 B.C.

#16 Athens, Greece

Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#17 Larnaca, Cyprus

Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#18 Thebes, Greece

Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#19 Cádiz, Spain

Settlement date: 1,100 B.C.

#20 Varanasi, India

Settlement date: 1,100 B.C.

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