Modern cities built on ancient ruins

Rome, Italy: There are pockets of modern-day Rome that are almost entirely bereft of contemporary new-build structures.

Rome, Italy: Rome was founded in 753 BCE and is one of the oldest continuously-occupied cities in Europe.

Luxor, Egypt: Modern-day Luxor sits on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt.

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor has given its name to the southern half of the ruins of this historic destination.

Athens, Greece: Athens is the perfect example of a modern city coexisting with its ancient past.

Athens, Greece: Evidence of classical Athens can be seen everywhere.

Lima, Peru: Lima, the capital of Peru, is one of the largest cities in the Americas, with a population of nearly 10 million people.

Lima, Peru: Lima was established in 1535. The city, however, is set over ancient foundations that date back to the pre-Columbian era.

London, England: One of the world's global cities, London has a population of nearly nine million souls.

London, England: The city was founded by the Romans in 47 CE as Londinium, the capital of Roman Britain. 

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