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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. Arrange your visit to Tel es-Sultan and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jericho using our Jericho travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you want to avoid tourist go to Jericho in February. The place was deserted. We hired a guide as we arrived and I'm pretty sure he made most of the stuff up but his songs were good and he made my c...  more »
  • At first glance, the Tel es-Sultan is a huge, complicated and extremely sparsely documented archaeological site. Only at second glance you can see on the basis of the information that just over 20 layers aligned human settlement. Starting with the oldest stone age urban structures on the oldest known Tower as well as the mother of all stairs settlement horizons can be here one above the other from about 11,500 years ago discovered. If Jericho really is the oldest city in the world, is however controversial, especially since the settlement in the course of thousands of years was abandoned several times over longer periods of time and later rebuilt again. To make everything worth a (serious) Guide. Costs for management to clarify better before, otherwise, there's a nasty surprise at the end
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  • Of course, the longest continuously inhabited town in the world is large stratification of layers. 23, we were told. And you can see them all, a deep pit. There were some other excavations, but i assu...  more »