Jericho, Palestine: Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, Jericho dates back over 11,000 years.
Aleppo, Syria: With a history tracing back around 8,000 years, Aleppo is one of the world's oldest cities.
Damascus, Syria: Another ancient Syrian city, Damascus is thought to be over 7,000 years old.
Varanasi, India: Also known as Benares, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in India, with a history spanning over 3,000 years.
Athens, Greece: Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with roots dating back more than 3,400 years.
Luxor, Egypt: Known as Thebes in ancient times, Luxor boasts a history of around 4,000 years.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Among the oldest cities in Europe, Plovdiv's origins can be traced back around 6,000 years.