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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  • This is a nice place to spend an hour and a half with older children in the winter only. The place is interesting and it has a nice ambiance. Walking around very historical stone structures in dry des...  more »
  • Be sure and ask to see the video! After seeing this, go to the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem to see some of the great artifacts.  more »
  • Wonderful ruins bring back Bible stories. It is adjacent to a shopping center with restaurants and the famous spring. Archaeologists say it is the oldest known city in the world. A great place to spen...  more »
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