4 Cities In Lebanon Among The World's 20 Oldest! - The961

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

. It is the home of

11 Phoenician cities and towns in Lebanon

that have been continuously inhabited ever since they have been established.

#1 Jericho, Palestinian Territories

  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

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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

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Settlement date: 4,000 B.C.

#9 Gaziantep, Turkey

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

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Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#17 Larnaca, Cyprus

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Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#18 Thebes, Greece

Settlement date: 1,400 B.C.

#19 Cádiz, Spain

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Settlement date: 1,100 B.C.

#20 Varanasi, India

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Settlement date: 1,100 B.C.

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