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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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  • It feels like this is just here and it's not really cared about. But it is SOOOO much more. Oldest ruins on earth they say but who knows. regardless it's amazing to see what was coming out of the eart...  more »
  • An impromptu trip to the Holy Land found us in the ancient city of Jericho on Christmas Eve. The site is understated but represents an archaeological treasure trove. To stand on the ruins of the city ...  more »
  • Visited this site as it's the oldest city in the world where you can see the oldest staircase and also tower that's around 10000 years old. Despite it looking like just a couple of old ruins its amazi...  more »