Jericho: The Oldest & Lowest City in the World

Ariha  Jericho, the city of Palms, is the oldest inhabited city on Earth, dating back almost 12.000 years. Excavations at the

Tel-Al-Sultan ruins show Jericho

settlements as early as 10.000 B.C.E. It has an abundance of water sources, and it is believed that the fresh spring water at

Tel-al-Sultan is the reason for early

inhabitance in Jericho. Its original name, Yereha (perfume), signified its lushness and is preserved in its present Arabic name, Ariha.

Because it is near the Dead Sea, which is more than 400 meters below sea level, Jericho stays warm throughout the year.

Jesus Christ walked through the streets of .

Jericho during his several visits to the town. It is a wonderful area for touring monasteries and historical sites.

For hiking enthusiasts, Jericho has enjoyable,scenic routes.

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