Local promotional literature from the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau describes Nacogdoches as "the oldest town in Texas." Evidence of settlement at the same site dates back to 10,000 years ago. It is near or on the site of Nevantin, the primary village of the Nacogdoche tribe of Caddo Indians.
According to Hindu legend, Varanasi is more than 5,000 years old and is considered the oldest city in the world, though evidence of habitation only goes back about 3,000 years. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, "the city of temples" is still the oldest city in India and is considered the holiest city in the world to Hindus.
The Zagros Mountains, a series of parallel ridges interspersed with plains that bisect Iran from northwest to southeast, have many peaks exceeding 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) above sea level, and in the south-central region of the country there are at least five peaks that are over 4,000 metres (13,123 ft).