Tell es-Sultan in Jericho

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Archaeological site © Fullo88

Archaeological site © Fullo88

Tell es-Sultan (lit.: Sultan‘s Hill), also known as Ancient Jericho, is an archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the State of Palestine, in the city of Jericho, consisting of the remains of the oldest fortified city in the world.

It is located adjacent to the Ein as-Sultan refugee camp, two kilometres north of the centre of the Palestinian city of Jericho. The tell was inhabited from the 10th millennium BCE, what makes Jericho a contestant to the title of oldest continually inhabited city on earth. The site is notable for its role in the history of Levantine archaeology.

© Berthold Werner © Deror_avi/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Deror_avi/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Bukvoed/cc-by-4.0 Archaeological site © Fullo88 © flickr.com - David Jones/cc-by-2.0
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The area was first identified as the site of ancient Jericho in modern times by Charles Warren in 1868, on the basis of its proximity to the large spring of Ein es-Sultan, that had been proposed as the spring of Elisha by Edward Robinson three decades earlier.

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