This might be sort of a fuzzy question with a fuzzy answer, but I’m curious. What are the oldest cities that have been, and still are, continuously inhabited? I’m not talking about some old dead city that’s been excavated, or one that was bombed out, forgotten, then eventually reinhabited. What cities have had a constant, dynamic population for a millenium? Two millenia? Dare I say it, three?
I would guess that London, Paris, and Prague have been around for more than a thousand years.
Two thousand? Rome, Alexandria, Bagdhad.
Three thousand? Athens? Jerusalem?
What about, say, Kyoto, Beijing, Cairo, Mexico City, Istanbul, or New Delhi?
What might be the absolute oldest?