The Oldest Continuously Inhabited City In The World

People have lived in this spot for thousands and thousands of years

Grant Piper
4 min readSep 20, 2021

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A modern view of the city (Daniel Case / CC BY-SA 3.0)

In the Bible, the walls of Jericho are a big deal. That is because, according to archeological data, Jericho has the oldest stone fortifications in the world. Cities back then did not have the kinds of walls that Jericho sported. That is because Jericho is old…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.