|SYRIA - CITIES|
Syrian civilization dates back to at least the fourth millennium BC. Many sites in Syria evoke the beginnings of recorded human history.
Damascus, a city that has been inhabited as early as 3,000 BC, is known to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Because the modern city occupies its ancient site, Aleppo has scarcely been touched by archaeologists. The site has been occupied from around 5000 BC.
Hama is renowned for its 16 norias (ater wheels ) used for watering the gardens, which it is claimed date back to 1100 BC.
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