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  1. Per
    January 13, 2019 @ 12:34 am

    Cool post! I have a lot of them still to visit, many countries in the Middle East obviously. My favorite on the list is the last one, Lisbon. I love that city!

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:04 am

      Thank you, Per and I hope you get to explore more of the Middle East countries soon.

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  2. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 13, 2019 @ 6:31 am

    Hi Daniel
    What an interesting article. Sadly out of the 28 ancient cities I have only visited Lisbon and Athens. My challenge now is to visit the rest. I will be heading back to Europe this year and hope to include some of them on my journey.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:04 am

      Thank you, Jane and I hope you get the chance to visit some more of these cities soon.

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  3. Maggie
    January 13, 2019 @ 10:51 pm

    Such an interesting article! And I must say as well traveled as I am, I haven’t been to any! Lisbon is super high on my list though so I hope to make it there soon.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:08 am

      Thank you, Maggie, I’m really glad to hear you liked this post. I hope you visit Lisbon and a few of the other cities on this list too 🙂

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  4. Shreya Saha
    January 14, 2019 @ 4:37 am

    The list as I kept scrolling down became so interesting. Damascus is 9,000 years old? That’s really really old. Apart from Syria, there are old civilizations like those in Lebanon, Greece, and Iran. Even cities like Luxor and Varanasi. It is fascinating to imagine how they survived this long.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:09 am

      Thank you, Shreya and I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article.

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  5. umiko Silalahi
    January 14, 2019 @ 5:10 am

    I’ve visited Jericho and Jerusalem in the early 90s. I’m not sure whether we visited Hebron and Jaffa though. I have to check with my sister. Anyway. It’s good to read article like this, to give us a glimpse about cities in the world and to find out whether it’s still around or in a good condition after so many years.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:09 am

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience, Umiko. I really appreciate it 🙂

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  6. Amar Singh
    January 14, 2019 @ 9:18 am

    Love this post and it almost makes you want to start a bucket list to visit all these great cities with so much history. I have visited a few of these and from the ones I have Athens surely left its mark on me with all that history. I would love to visit Iran to start with. Quite rightly there are a few in India and have not visited all of these except Allahabad

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you, Amar- I’m really glad to hear you liked this post. I hope you get the chance to visit Iran someday.

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  7. Arnav Mathur
    January 14, 2019 @ 11:48 am

    Have been to some of these cities, and I knew that they were old, but never imagined how old. This list indeed gives a point of comparison as all these cities have a lot of historical importance too.

    Need to visit most of the cities though.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:14 am

      Thank you, Arnav. You’re lucky to have visited some of these cities. I hope you get the chance to visit many more in the future.

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  8. Scribbling Geek
    January 14, 2019 @ 2:48 pm

    I had no idea Lisbon is that old. This is a most informative, fascinating list.

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:14 am

      Indeed, many people don’t realize just how old Lisbon is 🙂

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  9. Sinjana Ghosh
    January 14, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

    Wow.. what an amazing article. Depressing to see how the oldest cities in the world located in Syria are now being burnt down by wars. Like they withstood the time, tide and natural forces but couldn’t withstand the human hatred. Varanasi has stayed so strongly rooted to its ancient culture for so many millennia!

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    • dankiteski
      January 15, 2019 @ 11:15 am

      Indeed, Sinjana. Tears my heart apart too.

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  10. Lisa
    January 16, 2019 @ 8:12 pm

    I’m happy to report that I’ve visited 3 on the list! I’m disappointed I didn’t make it to Jericho in Palestine when I was in Jerusalem. It’s so incredible when you consider how long these cities have existed, it’s mindblowing. Hope to tick off more in the future!

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    • dankiteski
      January 17, 2019 @ 8:01 am

      That’s awesome, Lisa. I’m sorry you didn’t get the chance to visit Jericho but I guess there’s always next time 🙂

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  11. Sumit Sharma
    January 19, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

    Have been to some of these cities based in India. Will be looking to explore some more cities this year. Overall amazing posts with brilliant insights.

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    • dankiteski
      January 21, 2019 @ 9:44 am

      Thank you, Sumit and I hope you get the chance to visit more of these cities in the future.

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