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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  • I guess it would have been good to have a guide - we didn’t so missed some of the excavations- and signage was poor. The cable car ride to the mount was good. Be aware ! From the cable car stop to the...  more »
  • While I enjoy history, I was a bit disappointed at how little there is to see at this site despite some of the excavations. Not much to see and not really worth the time unless you really want to see ...  more »
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