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List of ancient cities and towns

List of described ancient cities and towns

Here are listed ancient cities and towns described in this website. These settlements are more than 1,500 years old.

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NoNameCountry, regionAgeRank
286 Ostuni - the White City Italy, Apulia ˜ 600 BC 4
287 Persepolis Iran, Fars 521 BC 1
329 Joya de Cerén El Salvador, La Libertad ˜ 500 - 550 AD 5
335 El Mirador Guatemala, Petén ˜ 200 - 300 BC 1
414 Massawa Old City Eritrea, North Red Sea ˜ the 1st century AD 4
435 Leptis Magna Libya, Murqub ˜ 1000 BC 2
436 Ancient Carthage Tunisia, Tunis ˜ 846 - 813 BC 2
458 Mahasthangarh Bangladesh, Rajshahi ˜ the 3rd century BC 4
470 Patan Durbar Square Nepal, Bagmati ˜ the 3rd century BC 3
481 Palmyra Syria, Homs ˜ 1800 BC 2
482 Merv Turkmenistan, Mary ˜ 670 BC 3
486 Nimrud Iraq, Nineveh ˜ 1250 BC 4
487 Petra Jordan, Ma'an ˜ the 5th century BC 1
488 Masada Israel, South the 1st century BC 2
553 Hisarya walled Roman town Bulgaria, Plovdiv 46 AD 4

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Persepolis

Persepolis. In the forefront - Garrisons, then Hall of Hundred Columns and further - Apadana
Persepolis / In the forefront - Garrisons, then Hall of Hundred Columns and further - Apadana. Travelling Runes, , CC BY-SA 2.0

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years. The overall quality of the planning, construction and craftmanship in Persepolis is comparable to the achievements of modern architecture / construction with all its hordes of educated experts, computers and global experience.