What Is the Oldest City Built by Humans?

The debate is far from settled.

Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash

WWhen we think of the oldest city in the world, the answer should be straightforward. The winner is the city that can be traced back the furthest in time using radiocarbon dating.

But, the answer is not as simple as it appears. What do we mean when we talk about the “oldest city”?

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com