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Old July 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #141
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Beograd

Whats about Belgrade (Serbia):

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, first settled in the 3rd century BC by the Celts before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum. The name Beograd (Belgrade) was first mentioned in 878 AD.

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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #142
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Easy: Athens, craddle of the western culture
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #143
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TIE-- London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Athens, Beijing, Istanbul, Tarsus, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Brugge, Madrid, Barcelona
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #144
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Of course Rome.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #145
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This could be a City Vs City thread in disguise

I guess: Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Jeruselem and Xi'an are the most historic cities
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Old July 25th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #146
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damascus , syria
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #147
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Rome and Athens
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:14 PM   #148
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Rome, Athens and London
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:32 AM   #149
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Egypt, Rome, Beijing, X'an. Athen, Mexico
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #150
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For west asia and east europe i would say persepolis This city is the capital of the first civilisation. and it is the capital witch ruled over 90 precent of the known world.

Its interesting how such a giant entity like Persia was unable to conquer this chaotic bunch of Greek city states.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #151
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2,000 years isn't old enough?

There are Roman remains in London you know.
Wow, how special. There are Roman remains in Vienna too. Some excavations are even visible in front of the main gates of the empirial palace. Itself a collection of all epoques from the deepest medieval times onwards.

Vienna had somewhat as much inhabitants as Londonium. It was for centuries the center of the Holy Roman empire (of German Nation), and capital of the Austrian empire, and later on the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy.

All in all it was by far the most important centre of central Europe. It was in the rank of London and Paris at least since the downfall of Napoleon until WWI. And show me a dynasty that managed to stay over 650 years without a break in power. Another one than the Habsburger.

I dont try to claim that Vienna could take it up with giants like Rome which really deserves the title "eternal city" as you can find all the epoques of the last 2000 years spread over the town area. But competing with London might be worth an attempt. After all, has been the whole inner city of Vienna declared to be a World heritage sight.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #152
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1 athens
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Old October 24th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #153
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History of Istanbul

Byzantion
Chalcedon
Chrysopolis
Hiereia
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #154
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10) Berlin
Berlin is a fascinating city, because you can feel here the sharp, rough edges of history more than elsewhere. Actually, in terms of architecture there are three Berlins: the imperial, the socialist, and the federal, and they often switch abruptly from block to block, radically changing the atmosphere. That makes the city very challenging. Americans, in particular, love the city for that.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #155
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Old November 12th, 2006, 02:04 AM   #156
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Bukhara and Samarkand had their glory days during Timur or Tamerlane. He claimed descent from Genghis Khan. The Timurid empire is, in this sense, Mongol.

A lot of the old Timurid architecture remains today. I point you to StormShadow's excellent pictoral thread on Bukhara, Samarkand, and Khiva.
timur wasnt mongol he was turkic
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Old November 12th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #157
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Old November 18th, 2006, 10:19 AM   #158
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #159
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The most historic citites

I don't think london really gets a look in, it was a backwater province of rome and only became anything during the last few centuries.

Xi'an was the seat of imperial china for most of its dynasties and china was one of the major powers since recorded history,

like wise al-quds http://www.muslimwikipedia.com/mw/index.php/Al_Quds
(jerusalum) for its historical significance to jews muslims and christians

Then place like Cordoba the most advanced city in al-andalus (spain) in Europe from the 8th till the 16th century

Istanbul , the capital city of the byzantine and then ottoman empire

Rome - although its preeminance amongst christians came much later than Constantinople (Istanbul)

Baghdad, the seat of learning for centuries

Alexandria the jewel in the mediteranean

and damascus
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Old November 24th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #160
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I don't think london really gets a look in, it was a backwater province of rome and only became anything during the last few centuries.
London's historical significance has already been explained several times in this thread.

Once again, you're assuming that "older" automatically means "more historically important".
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