Is the ancient city of Aleppo one of the oldest cities on the surface of the planet?


Asked on 2020-01-30 15:21:30

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Pendulum World wrote on 30th of January 2020
Yes, it is !


Pendulum World wrote on 30th of January 2020
It was even inhabited for at least 20,000 years


Pendulum World wrote on 30th of January 2020
Proof is there to be found !


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Aleppo is a city in Syria, which serves as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. With an official population of 4.6 million in 2010, Aleppo was the largest Syrian city before the Syrian Civil War; however, it is now the second-largest city in Syria, after the capital Damascus.
Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world; it may have been inhabited since the 6th millennium BC. Excavations at Tell as-Sawda and Tell al-Ansari, just south of the old city of Aleppo, show that the area was occupied by Amorites by the latter part of the 3rd millennium BC. That is also the time at which Aleppo is first mentioned in cuneiform tablets unearthed in Ebla and Mesopotamia, which speak of it as part of the Amorite state of Yamhad, and note its commercial and military proficiency.[12] Such a long history is attributed to its strategic location as a trading center midway between the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia.


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