The 10 Oldest Still-Inhabited Cities

I live in a house that is over 100 years old. That's pretty old by US standards, but can you imagine living in a city that is 12,000 years old? That would be Damascus, Syria, with a population of four million people. Web Urbanist has a list of the ten oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Link

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Constantinople was founded in the early 4th century AD. Can't remember what may have been there before it.

Kind of surprise to see one from North America and none from China on the list, the former because it would be difficult for us to determine whether it was continuously occupied, the latter, because I thought there were older cities than Athens there.
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Justin - because Constantinople is a relatively late foundation? On the scale of Jericho, certainly. It only dates from the 7th century BC.
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