Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, was founded in 660 BC. It was the capital of the Roman Empire until 1453. Currently, Istanbul is the largest city of the Republic of Turkey.
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Founded in 1400 BC, Athens is another city on the list of 10 ancient cities that are still around. Currently, it is the capital city of Greece. Athens is known for its rich European history and culture.
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Lisbon, which is currently the capital city of Portugal, was founded in 1200 BC. In 1755, Lisbon was struck by a devastating earthquake which left the city nearly in ruins.
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Cholula initially started out as a pre-Columbian city and was founded in 500 BC. Great Pyramid of Cholula is the most famous historical site in this ancient city.
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Plovdiv is modern day Bulgaria’s second largest city. It was founded before 400 BC. Plovdiv was a part of the Thracian settlement at the time of its founding. Back then, it was known as Eumolpus.
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