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Old January 13th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #81
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My home own was established in 1292.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #82
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My city, Lyon is 2056 years old. It was known as Lugdunum in ancient times, and it was the capital of Gaul ...


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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:29 AM   #83
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Bratislava, Slovakia

First settlements vere there already in stone-age, but first evidences about urban structure on it's place come from 1st. century BC, when there was an important Celtish town (oppidum). Later, Romans had the fortress on the right side of Danube river, called Gerulata.

A town, what later became Bratislava, was first time mentioned in 907, when the battle between Hungarians and Bavarians took place here (Bavarians lost). City rights were granted in 1291 by Hungarian king Andrew III. Since 16th till the end of 18th century Bratislava was the capital of Hungarian kingdom.



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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:14 PM   #84
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Milano, 600 BC Mediolanum

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:23 AM   #85
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Porto, Portugal

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The area now occupied by Port witnessed human life from the Upper Paleolithic. There is also consensus which emerged at the heart of the ancient city is about entering the discussion of the problem and shut Portucale. Cale (Calem) appears in the Itinerary of Antoninus (sÚc. II. AD). For Sousa Machado, Cale is the only point of passage between the two banks of the Douro and have a sense of shelter, ie port. The Romans joined Portus Cale (Portuscale, Portucale), by the same author, Cale, as archaic pre-Roman settlement will not have existed. Mendes Correia, located on the hillside of Cale's Body Guard in the area later designated Cividade, as a place of settlement before the Roman pre Porto. Near the hill of Pena Ventosa, which raises the Cathedral, had by this author, also a pre-Roman descent. Portucale would also close in the Douro waterfront. There are other views, seems to be consensus to admit the importance of the Pena Ventosa hill behind the town in pre-Roman in romanization and then (more traditional view). Many archaeological discoveries allow special emphasis to the Pena Ventosa hill. There certainly shut the place of the former and therefore the origin of Porto. The confirmation is the origin of the word itself, which have been attributed many meanings but in its etymon (Cal, Kal) means stone, rock, high and rocky place, Portuscale (the Roman name Portus Cale +), was Portucale beginning the Port of Cale, who was of course, with the Douro at the mouth of the river to Vila. Some centuries later, (documented since the 1st quarter of century. XII, but in practice even before) the city has become a Porto, Porto with the 1st part of the name, dropping the final.
Of indisputable historical truth is the existence of two defensive walls in the port, both medieval: The wall itself sueva (some old) and Fernandina wall (some new), of which there are still traces. They are indented in the most centuries in the average age at the time that the first wall was erected around the city in modest village castrense on top of the Pena Ventosa hill. Attaches to the Kings Suevos (germanic tribes), the construction of some primitive and have been on the foundations of this fortress sueva, devastated by the head Almanšor Moor in 825, the Gascon Moninho Viegas, (trisav˘ of Egas Moniz), helped by Christians at the time of Reconquista, send rebuild the walls of the village. The action of the reconquest of territory from the Moors, known as Pres˙ria of Porto, (in the year 868), it was important the role of the Count of Vimara Peres, considered by historians the "restorer of the city of Portucale and founder of Portucalense land," recalled since 1968, the equestrian statue erected next to the cathedral Portucalense. Also called "Castle of Porto" in many old documents, some old data because of the High Middle Ages and still existed in 1120, when the gift of the Bishop D. Burgo Portucalense Hugo. Indeed, the document of gift of D. Teresa, refer to territories "extra muros" which includes, in addition to the Castle itself, the Couto donated the first bishop of the diocese finally restored. This almost primitive, stood at the hill of Pena Ventosa, around the Cathedral and some buildings that formed the core of the first village Portucalense.
At the time of D. Afonso Henriques was the Bishop D. Pedro Pit§es who received the cross next to the Cathedral Nordic that in 1147, entered the bar of the Douro, persuading them to assist the King in the Portuguese conquest of Lisbon.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:58 AM   #86
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Richmond, VA, USA was incorporated as a town in 1742 and a city in 1782. Permanent settlement began 100-150 years before that. So approximately 270 years old as a city and 420 years as an Anglo-American settlement.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:48 AM   #87
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Sydney, Australia founded in 1788, so it is 225 years old this year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sydney
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:55 AM   #88
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Recent excavations within Yenikapi metro station area which is inside the historical core of the city proved that earliest known human settlement in Istanbul dates back to 6700 B.C.

Humans have lived in the area now known as Istanbul since at least the Neolithic. The earliest known settlement dates from 6700 BC, discovered in 2008, during the construction works of the Yenikapı subway station and the Marmaray tunnel at the historic peninsula on the European side.[1][2][3] The first human settlement on the Anatolian side, the Fikirtepe mound, is from the Copper Age period, with artifacts dating from 5500 to 3500 BC.[4] In nearby Kadık÷y (Chalcedon) a port settlement dating back to the Phoenicians has been discovered.

Cape Moda in Chalcedon was the first location which the Greek settlers from Megara chose to colonize in 685 BC, prior to colonizing Byzantion on the European side of the Bosphorus under the command of King Byzas in 667 BC. Byzantion was established on the site of an ancient port settlement named Lygos, founded by Thracian tribes between the 13th and 11th centuries BC, along with the neighbouring Semistra,[5] of which Plinius had mentioned in his historical accounts. Only a few walls and substructures belonging to Lygos have survived to date, near the Seraglio Point (Turkish: Sarayburnu), where the famous Topkapı Palace now stands. During the period of Byzantion, the Acropolis used to stand where the Topkapı Palace stands today.

After siding with Pescennius Niger against the victorious Septimius Severus the city was besieged by Rome and suffered extensive damage in AD 196. Byzantium was rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and quickly regained its previous prosperity, being temporarily renamed as Augusta Antonina by the emperor, in honor of his son.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:00 AM   #89
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Milano, 600 BC Mediolanum

Great city, Great history... And F** Old !
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:21 PM   #90
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139 years of 'European' settlement, however archeological evidence suggests that indigenous history dates back at least a further 20,000 years prior.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:22 PM   #91
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My hometown (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a planned city built in 1897 to be the new state capital. It was built on top of an old settlement dating from 1701.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:23 PM   #92
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My city, Madrid, founded by the arabs in the 8th century a.C.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:18 PM   #93
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Asunciˇn city was founded on 1537
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Kaunas. Firstly mentioned in 1361.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #95
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My city, Madrid, founded by the arabs in the 8th century a.C.
It woulds be more reasonable to say : Founded by the Moors.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #96
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My town, Tarragona, it was founded by the Romans on 218 BC, but there was a former Iberian small village, of age yet unknown.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #97
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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:43 AM   #98
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Maracaibo was founded 483 years ago

The first indigenous settlements were of Arawak and Carib origin. Around the main group were the A˝u tribe who built rows of stilt houses all over the northern riviera of the Lake Maracaibo. The first Europeans arrived in 1499.

The city was founded three times: the first time was during the Klein-Venedig period (1528ľ1546), when the Welser banking family received a concession over Venezuela Province from Charles I. of Spain. In August 1529 the German Ambrosius Ehinger made his first expedition to Lake Maracaibo which was bitterly opposed by the indigenous people, the Coquibacao. After winning a series of bloody battles, he founded the settlement on 8 September 1529. Ehinger named the settlement New Nuremberg (German: Neu-NŘrnberg) and the lake after the valiant chieftain of the Coquibacao, who had died in the fighting. The city was renamed Maracaibo after the Spanish took possession. The lack of activity in the zone made Nikolaus Federmann evacuate the village in 1535 and move its population to Cabo de la Vela near the then capital of Venezuela Province, Santa Ana de Coro.

A second attempt by Captain Alonso Pacheco turned into failure. The third foundation of the city occurs in 1574 when Captain Pedro Maldonado, under Governor Diego de Mazariegos' command, establishes the village with the name of Nueva Zamora de Maracaibo. "Nueva Zamora" comes from Mazariego's place of birth, Zamora, in Spain. Since its definite foundation, the town began to develop as a whole. It is based on the western side of Lake Maracaibo, the dominant feature of the oil-rich Maracaibo Basin. Favoured by prevailing winds and a protected harbour, the city is located on the shores of the lake where the narrows, which eventually lead to the Gulf of Venezuela, first become pronounced.
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Algiers, more than 3000 years old founded by Hercules and his 20 companions

Stone of Icosium , inlaid in a wall of a building in Algiers

Icosium was the first name of the city of Algiers.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #100
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According to archaelogical finds the first settlements at the place of Wawel castle date back to 4th century AD and a town at the base of Wawel Hill - 7th century AD. However, the first appearance of the city's name in historical records dates back to 966, when a Sephardi Jewish traveller, Abraham ben Jacob, described Krakˇw as a notable commercial centre under the rule of the then duke of Bohemia.

Krakˇw was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596.

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