6 Of The World’s Oldest Cities

#4 Jericho, West Bank

Jericho, a city in the Palestine territories, is a strong contender for the oldest continuous settlement in the world: it dates back to around 9,000 B.C., according to Ancient History Encyclopedia. It’s also home to the oldest-known protective wall in the world – the Wall of Jericho – which at one point measured almost 12 feet high and was built around 8,000 B.C.

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