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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  • July 31, 2017
    Just being in this historic and biblical location was noteworthy along with the location, which is about the lowest place on earth. The excavation isn't very revealing but you can tell there are a lot...  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    Pretty excavated ruins of the world's oldest city & a nice view of the Mount of Temptation. As it's located below sea level, it gets very very hot, so make sure you take water & sunscreen.  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    It was great just to come here for a visit. The oldest city on earth and to see the ruins. I have been here twice and unfortunately both times the weather was hot which put a dampener on it for me as ...  more »

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