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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  • Think that the deeper layers are dated between the 9th and 7th Millennium BC! Is worth a look, although there is still much to do. Interesting to see how archaeologists working on layers of different ages.
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  • Not an easy climb but when you get to the top the view is amazing. Informative placards detail the history  more »
  • You don't even have to be a history or religious buff to appreciate this site. Though carbon dating indicates that the walls did not fall at the time described in the Bible, it's still amazing to see ...  more »

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