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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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  • Visiting the "oldest town in the world" is not easy, unless you're an archeologist. So don't visit unless you go with a knowledgeable guide. It is clearly an important historical site, with layers upo...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit but it was made best by the local guide to brought it to life. We didn't need much time here but it was worth the visit. 
  • Tel es-Sultan has both biblical and historical significance with history dating as far back as the Neolithic period. The map given out at the ticket counter explains the various levels of history set ...  more »