The ancient city of Syria(Aleppo) was built before the Great Pyramid of Egypt With settlements dating from the last Ice Age, about 12,500 years ago.
According to some historians the oldest city in the world is the Old City of Aleppo which was sadly hit by the Syrian civil war.
According to archaeological findings, Aleppo has been a population center since the last Ice Age thus making it an ancient advanced civilisation before the Egyptians lost in history.
Experts estimate that its area was 160 hectares or about 1.2 square kilometers with Probably a 5 km wall built around it.
The Ancient City Of Aleppo: Archaic History
The first record of Aleppo dates from the Third Millennium BC (2,000-3000 BC) but identified as Armi, a city-state of the kingdom of Ebla, one of the first kingdoms with great power and the third important civilized center, next to Mesopotamia and Egypt.
However, it has been inhabited since before the Bronze Age, even since the last Ice Age, the era that includes from 110,000 to 10,000 BC.
Archaeological excavations were carried out 24 kilometers from the historic center of modern Aleppo.
These excavations indicate that the city has been inhabited for about 13,000 years.
This makes this Syrian region one of the oldest areas in the world that have been continuously inhabited for a greater number of millennia in a row.
City 8,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Egypt
The archaic city is 8,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza, built-in 2560 BC approximately.
It is also much older than the first pyramid to be built in Egypt, the Pyramid of Djoser (built-in 2,600 BC ).
So this Syrian region was already inhabited with its urban center by 10,560 BC, when the last Ice Age began to end.
Its first name is unknown since no texts have been found from these settlements, but it appears first on clay tablets with cuneiform writing from Sumer, dated to about 5,000 years ago.
The tablets show the city as a commercial and military powerhouse, so it had been an influential demographic in the Middle East for at least hundreds of years.
This area of northern Syria is between the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia, so it was always very frequented by traders and travelers from the end of the Silk Road between Central Asia and Mesopotamia.
In this way, it was established as a prime commercial center.
Unfortunately, the ancient city of Aleppo has not been able to be studied in-depth, since the modern city was built on the remains of the original town. Besides that, it has been hit by the Syrian civil war since 2011 (30% has been destroyed).
It should be noted that 230 kilometers north of Aleppo, already in Turkey, an enigmatic group of people built Göbekli Tepe, the oldest temple in history, dating from the same time as archaic Aleppo.
Göbekli Tepe has 200 heavy pillars and 20 stone circles.
This monument has been intriguing because it shows that hunter-gatherer people devised complex buildings millennia before the Egyptians.
Ancient Aleppo confirms that since the end of the Ice Age an almost unknown advanced civilization existed.