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Tel es-Sultan, Jericho
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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We visited with a small tour group that was led by two archeologists. The usual strata of early habitation but we were shown a tiny bit of mosaic that spreads under a huge bathhouse. There is no money... read more »
Interesting place to visit especially when you can look at the city walls from 8000BC. Unlike some of the other historical sites in the region there is no free explanatory booklet with your entrance f... read more »
Actually being there is incredible knowing that you're standing on one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In itself it could accurately be described as mounds of dust BUT with a little imagi... read more »
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