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These Are The 10 Oldest Cities In The World

You probably know the smallest city in the world: Vatican City (at 0.17 square miles and only 800 people, it's the smallest country, too). The biggest city? If we're talking population, that's Tokyo. But what about the oldest cities? Damascus, the capital of Syria, dates back to 10,000-8,000 BC and is the tenth oldest city in the world, according to the folks at TopTenz. At number 5 is Cholula, Mexico, which developed from numerous scattered villages over 2,500 years ago. Today it's a town with a population of 60,000 and the home of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest manmade monument ever built. Find out the rest of the ten oldest cities, including the one that has been inhabited for more than 4,000 years, in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 7, 2017