The Ancient City of Jericho
Jericho is a city in the Palestine and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate, and is governed by the the Palestinian National Authority. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the city with the oldest known protective wall in the world.It was thought to have the oldest stone tower in the world as well, Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BC), almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history.Copious springs in and around the city have attracted human habitation for thousands of years.
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Author: Anton Khalilieh
Anton Khalelieh /Palestine Image Bank
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