Tel es-Sultan, Jericho

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Witness early history at Tel es-Sultan, the complex believed to house the oldest town in the world. Walk the 0.4 hectare (1 acre) area, which stands as a testament of human architectural craftsmanship that's included on the World Heritage Site list. See the wall surrounding the site (also known as the ancient city of Jericho),which dates back to 8,000 BCE and learn about the flood protection of the people who inhabited the city. A cone-shaped Neolithic tower served either as a military observatory or an astronomical center for the locals. To learn more about the history of the site, read the plaques available on site. Put Tel es-Sultan at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jericho day trip website.
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  • It was a nice location of Jericho to look at what they had to offer for the history of the West Bank. The site is located near the lower plains of Jordan. It’s about 250 m below sea level. I would go....  more »
  • So this is where civilisation as we know it really began. Excavations have revealed multiple occupancy of 10,000 years plus. There isn't much to see but it is certainly worth visiting the world's...  more »
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