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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  • It's a UNESCO heritage site.The ruins of the oldest city of the world.The walk was quite a strenuous one and so it's advisable to do so early in the day.Caps and waterbottles are a must..Not recommend...  more »
  • Tell es-Sultan is a UNESCO-listed archaeological site in the West Bank, located in what is the modern town of Jerioc. It's been called the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, people have ...  more »
  • Great site of ancient tel of Jericho. Very scenic overview of the area of city and Mount of Temptation. You can even get a camel ride at the entrance. Video is very poor.  more »
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