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What names ur city held through time?

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1- philadelphia (the oregenal one:lol: )
2- ammon
3- amman
and i think at a certain time taichy or something like that

AGE=11000 YRS
{ yes the colony found in ain gazal in amman is believed to be older than jericho, and in it was found the oldest mankind sculpture ever ( mudd statues )}:eek:ld: :ancient: :eek:mg: ;)

Lets try and be accurate we are all citezens :lol: of the world.... tik tak .......
 

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Sarajevo; founded by Isa-beg Ishakovic in 1461.

During ottoman period it was called Saraybosna.

Sarajevo is made from saraj+ovasi which means "castle in the valley".






City museum (Narodni Muzej)


Cathedral (Katedrala)


Bascarsija



Old Town (Stari grad)



Sharia Law School



River Bosnia



Famous Drina bridge (Cuprija na Drini). Built by Mehmed-pasha Sokolovic. :)

 

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Casablanca
1400 years

- Anfa: The small city of Anfa was originally settled by Zenete berbers

- Casa Branca: Portuguese destroyed all the city in 1468 and built a small white fortress called "Casa Branca"

- Dar El Beida: In 1755, the town was finally reconstructed by Mohamed III and called it Dar el Beida (white house) in Arabic and Casa Blanca in Spanish.

- Casa: Usually Moroccan people call it just "Casa"​
 

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and i think at a certain time taichy or something like that
You mean TYCHE?

Correction:
The first civilization on record is during the Neolithic period, around 6500 BC, when archaeological discoveries in 'Ain Ghazal, located in eastern Amman, showed evidence of not only a settled life but also the growth of artistic work, which suggests that a well-developed civilization inhabited the city at that time
 

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i read it in an article as the totall age of the city as an urban entity, but u seem to know details ,so what number do u suggest in a nutshell?
 

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Melbourne doesn't have another name.

It was founded in 1835 by free settlers (not a penal colony so that explains why we have the lowest crime rate out of all the cities in Australia)

My City


Flinders St Train Station


Melbourne Chinatown (one of the oldest in the world)


Federation Square
 

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Alor Star was founded in 1735 by Kedah’s 19th Ruler, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin Mu’azzam Shah and is the state’s eighth administrative centre since the establishment of the Kedah Sultanate in 1136.

 

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Dubai

In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as "Al Wasl" in books by British historians. That geographical record included the present-day areas of Jumeirah, Shindagha, Deira and Bur Dubai.

The area across the creek is known as Deira. "It [Deira] does not mean a house or Deyar of Bani Abis, but it means al estedarah, or roundness," a term describing the (rounded) shape of the creek when it joins land, Handhal says. "We do not know exactly why it is called Dubai.

However, researchers have come to two different conclusions about the nomenclature. "Dubai as a name was mentioned in the sixth century in books as a name of a location. But "the mind is comfortable with certain stories while other narratives seem very unlikely". Very little evidence can be found about the origins of Dubai except for references in stories narrated by the elderly of Dubai.

There are several theories as to how Dubai was named.

One theory is that the word Dubai is a combination of the Farsi words for two and brothers, the latter referring to Deira and Bur Dubai.

Others believe that ‘Dubai’ was so named by people who considered its souq a smaller version of a thriving market named ‘Daba’.

Another possibility is that the name came from a word meaning money - people from Dubai were commonly believed to have money because it was a prosperous trading centre.

It is worth mentioning that there is another town named Dubai in the Al Dahna' region of Saudi Arabia, between Riyadh and Ad Dammam.
 

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Melbourne doesn't have another name.

It was founded in 1835 by free settlers (not a penal colony so that explains why we have the lowest crime rate out of all the cities in Australia)

My City


Flinders St Train Station


Melbourne Chinatown (one of the oldest in the world)


Federation Square


what he said lol..... same city ! lol Melbourne was almost called Batmania the founder was called John Batman ! and also its the Best City in Australia and one of the worlds most Liveable cities just wanted to add that.

Melbourne got its name from the Prime Minster of Great Briatin...oh and the best show ever is flimed in melbourne !
 

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What names ur city held through time?

AMMAN​


1- philadelphia (the oregenal one:lol: )
2- ammon
3- amman
and i think at a certain time taichy or something like that

AGE=11000 YRS
{ yes the colony found in ain gazal in amman is believed to be older than jericho, and in it was found the oldest mankind sculpture ever ( mudd statues )}:eek:ld: :ancient: :eek:mg: ;)

Lets try and be accurate we are all citezens :lol: of the world.... tik tak .......

Jericho is considered as the earliest city on earth, some 7000 years old.
it means it had asocial and admanstrative system of acity 7000 years old.
asystem that wasn't found at other human settelments.

now ofcourse there are older human settelments around the globe (as villages/rural),also in Israel there is a 1.5 million years old one.
 

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Beirut
Originally named Bêrūt, "The Wells" by the Phoenicians, Beirut's history goes back to more than 5000 years. Excavations in the downtown area, known as Centre Ville, have unearthed layers of Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Ottoman civilizations. The first historical reference to Beirut dates from the 14th century BC, when it is mentioned in the cuneiform tablets of the "Amarna letters." Ammunira of Biruta (Beirut) sent 3 letters to the pharaoh of Egypt. Biruta is also referenced in the letters from Rib-Hadda of Byblos. The most ancient settlement was on an island in the river that progressively silted up. The city was known in antiquity as Berytus (see also List of traditional Greek place names); this name was taken in 1934 for the archaeological journal published by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut.

 

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:dance: wow this thread is educational,
* Another dubai in saudi arabia !
* Sarajivo is hilly like amman (and stunningly beautifull )!
* and more .....
:dance: :dance:
pls keep it coming
 

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a brife History of Melbourne !
The area of the Yarra River and Port Phillip that is now Melbourne was first settled by the British in 1835. These settlers came from Launceston, Tasmania (then known as Van Diemen's Land). The area was already inhabited by the indigenous Kulin people. A transaction was negotiated for 600,000 acres of land from eight Wurundjeri chiefs; this was later annulled by the New South Wales government (then governing all of eastern mainland Australia), which compensated the settlers.[3]

In 1836, Governor Bourke declared the city the administrative capital of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, and commissioned the first plan for the Hoddle Grid in 1837. The settlement was named Melbourne in the same year after the British Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, who resided in the village of Melbourne in Derbyshire. Melbourne was declared a city by Queen Victoria on 25 June 1847.[6]

The state of Victoria was established as a separate colony in 1851 with Melbourne as its capital. With the discovery of gold in Victoria in the 1850s, leading to the Victorian gold rush, Melbourne grew rapidly, providing the majority of service industries and serving as the major port for the region. The city became a major finance centre, home to several banks and to Australia's first stock exchange (founded in 1861). During the 1880s Melbourne was one of the largest cities in the British Empire. This period saw the construction of many high-rise Victorian buildings, Coffee Palaces, terrace housing, grand boulevards and gardens throughout the city. Examples of this Victorian architecture still abound in Melbourne. So impressed was journalist George Augustus Henry Sala during his visit in 1885 that he coined the phrase "Marvellous Melbourne" to describe the booming city, a phrase which stuck and is used by its locals and the media to this day

I might add that in 1901 Melbourne become the National Capital untill 1927
 

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Haifa

Mount Carmel was a center of early man settlements, spanning over 150,000 years., with over 200 sites around Haifa, some of them are famous prehistoric sites - like Carmel caves and Oren caves. During the early Bronze period (31C-22C BC) there were some small settlements. They declined in the middle Bronze and the late Bronze.
Israelite (Iron) period (12C - 586 BC) - During the Israelite period, references to Mount Carmel, including the acts of Elijah the prophet in the 9th C BC. In Kings I 18, Elijah slaughters 450 Baal false prophets: "... and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon, and slew them there". According to the tradition, his cave is located on the north west side of the Carmel.
The name Carmel - derived from the Hebrew "Carem El" which means 'vineyards of God'.

Haifa is mentioned in Talmudic literature around the 3rd century CE, as a small village near Shikmona (Tel Shiqmona), the main Jewish town in the area at that time and a center for making the traditional Tekhelet dye used for Jewish Priests' temple cloth.
The archaeological site of Shikmona lies southwest of the modern Bat Galim neighborhood. Shikmona is mentioned by Josephus Flavius (Yosef ben Matityahu) as where the greek ruler of cyprus assembled 30,000 men and landed to fight the Hashmonite kingdom.

The Byzantine ruled there until the 7th century, when the city was conquered — first by the Persians, then by the Arabs. In 1100, it was conquered again by the crusaders, after a fierce battle with its Jewish and Muslim inhabitants. Under crusader rule, the city was a part of the Principality of Galilee until the Muslim Mameluks captured it in 1265.

The name of Haifa - source of the name is not known. It appears first in the 3rd C AD in the Jewish Talmud (Khaifa or Kheifa, as in Arabic). It could be explained by either options:
a. In Hebrew: Hof (beach) Yaffe (pretty)
b. Hippa ('covered' or protected in Hebrew - the Carmel covers the area).
Christians believe the name derives from Caiaphas כיפא, the High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus
modern interpretation: Hai-Po (live-here).
 

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Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after İstanbul. The city has a population (as of 2005) of 4,319,167 (Province 5,153,000), and a mean elevation of 850 m (2800 ft). It was formerly known as Angora. The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC, the Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra, and in the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known as Ἄγκυρα Ánkyra. Ankara also serves as the capital of the Province of Ankara.

The region's vibrant history can be traced back to the Bronze Age Hatti civilization, which was succeeded in the 2nd millennium BC by the Hittites, in the 10th century BC by the Phrygians, and later by the Lydians, Persians, Macedonians, Galatians, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks (Seljuk Empire then Ottoman Empire and then Turkey).




A Hattian artifact, from the 3rd millennium BC, in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations








 
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