Today I decided to show you my top favorite oldest cities.
Pompeii – Italy
You might already know the city Pompeii. This historical city was an ancient city located in modern-day Italy. Because of the terrible accident that happened for more than thousand years ago. The ancient city is perfectly intact, and today you can experience how the daily life was in ancient Italy. Since I first heard about Pompeii and when I saw the movie I always wanted to go there.
Jerusalem – Israel
The city that is home to the 3 major religions in the world Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. So if the religions are old, the city most be old too. Actually, it’s one of the oldest city in the world. Not only it’s considered the holy city of many religions but the history is everywhere you see.
Alexandria – Egypt
Was once the jewel of the modern world in ancient Egypt. Alexandria was once the capital of Egypt and was founded by Alexander the Great. Alexandria was in once the capital of economy and education. In the golden days of Alexandria, the city attracted many famous scholars. Alexandria is worth paying a visit.
Varanasi – India
Some people say the city is the oldest city in the world. According to mythologies Lord Shiva founded the city for 5.000 years ago, but modern scholars believe the city is 3.000 years old. No matter of how old the city is, it’s very old. Funny enough not so many people know this city. The city is also known by the name Benares.
Cadiz – Spain
Known to be the oldest city in the Western Europe and the first place the Spanish inhabitants formed a city. If you love the Greek mythologies you would love Cadiz. The legend says that Hercules killed the three head monster near the city, some mythologies even says that Hercules founded the city.
Thebes – Greece
Home to the famous Acropolis and bornplace to the alfabet. Because of the conflict between Athen and Thebes the city was destroyed many times. The ancient city is nearby forgotten by the shades of Athen. The earliest inhabitant lived in the city 1.500 BC.
Balkh – Afghanistan
Afghanistan was once the pearl of Asia. Before the wars and the terror the country had many old wonders. Balkh is for many known to be the “mother of cities” by arabs. The city was a centre to Buddhism, Islam and Zoroastrianism. Marco Polo once descibed the city as a “Noble and grear city.” The first people settled 1.500-2.000 BC.
Thyre – Lebanon
Tyre was founded 2750 BC. Tyre is a very old city and have many old buildings. The ruins of the city is now protected by the UNESCO world heritage. Bacause of the civil war in Lebanon Tyre was in danger for being destroyed.
Beirut – Lebanon
Beirut is the capital of lebanon and one of the oldest cities in the world. Beirut was founded in 5.000 BC. A mytholgy says that the city is named by Adonis and Aphrodite’s daughter. Beirut had been destroyed and rebuilt many times.
Aleppo – Syria
The now destroyed city of Aleppo was one of the most oldest and stunning cities in the world. The city that is now destroyed by the war in Syria. The founding of Aleppo was in 5.000 BC. The city has given many historical records.
Hope you like it.