While the world is getting tech-savvy and modern which is quite impressive, there’s something fascinating about ancient cities around the world. From cities that flourished as parts of dominant empires and huge kingdoms to those that have continuously been inhabited since time immemorial, each of these cities have a mysterious charm about them that only makes us want to walk through the lanes and alleys that will take us back in time. Whether it is Athens in Greece or Mexico City, what were once trade and culture hubs have now evolved with time and made a new identity with some aspects from the past, and some trying to keep up with the present. Here are some of the world’s most beautiful ancient cities! Also Read - PDB vs DOR Dream11 Team Prediction Bundesliga 2020: Captain, And Fantasy Football Tips For Today's SC Paderborn 07 vs Borussia Dortmund Football Match at Benteler-Arena 9:30 PM IST May 31 Sunday

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1. Bamyan, Afghanistan (1st century AD)

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2. Gaziantep, Turkey (c 3650 BC)

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3. Peshawar, Pakistan (c 400-300 BC)

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4. Alexandria, Egypt (332 BC)

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5. Marrakesh, Morocco (1070)

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6. Larnaca, Cyprus (c 1400 BC)

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7. Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (4th century BC)

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8. Athens, Greece (5th-4th Millennium BC)

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9. Samarkand, Uzbekistan (700 BC)

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10. Byblos, Lebanon (3000 BC)

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11. Mexico City, Mexico (1325)

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12. Quito, Ecuador (2000 BC)

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13. Damascus, Syria (2nd millennium BC)

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14. Cadiz, Spain (1100 BC)

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15. Matera, Italy (Paleolithic age)

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16. Luoyang, China (c 2070 BC)

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17. Arbil, Iraq (2300 BC)

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18. Jerusalem, Middle East (5000-2800 BC)

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19. Varanasi, India (c 4500 BC-2000 BC)

20. Luxor, Egypt (c 3200 BC)

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