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What is the Oldest City in the World?

Jim Riley

21st February 2015

This Guardian article discusses which is the world's oldest city. Several cities claim to hold that title, including Aleppo in Syria which you're sure to have seen on the news being devastated in the current Syrian conflict.

The article is a good way to start exploring the history of urbanisation in the ancient world and the requirements for the earliest permanent settlements.

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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