Damascus is regarded as the capital of the Arab culture. Many civilisations rose and fell but Damascus was always there. Humans first entered the city somewhere in the second half of the seventh millennium BC.

Damascus, Syria

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Aleppo is the capital of the Aleppo governorate and the first available proof of human existence is the city go back to 8000 years ago. The researchers have found remnants of human settlements dating back to 11,000 BC.

Aleppo, Syria

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Byblos is the largest and the oldest city in Lebanon. It is a few years older than Argos and said to have come into existence more than 7,000 years old.

Byblos, Lebanon

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Athens is not the only city in Greece that is older than many civilisations. Argos is at least 7,000 years old and is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. 

Argos, Greece

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Athens is the largest city in Greece and also the capital of the country. According to the records, the first human presence was recorded in Greece between the 11th and the 7th millennium BC.

Athens, Greece

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While records say that the city is at least 5,000 years old, religious experts believe that the city is older than the records themselves. A key holy city for Hindus and Buddhists, the city is said to be founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva himself. 


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