Do you believe that the most ancient cities of the world are in poverty and ruin? Tourists in these places are a rarity. What do you expect to see after the loud phrase "the most ancient city"? Alas, you are disappointed.
Jericho. Populated no later than 3000 BC. According to the Old Testament, for the first time the city was destroyed by ancient Jews. Subsequently, Jericho was once more the arena of battles, but always rebuilt.