Thursday, February 3, 2011

THERIOMORPH: Encyclopedia II - Jericho - Prehistoric times

Three separate settlements have existed at or near the current location for more than 11,000 years. The location was probably desirable due to its supply of fresh water and a favorable position on an east-west route north of the Dead Sea. Jericho - Tell es-Sultan. The earliest settlement was located at the present-day Tell es-Sultan (or Tell Sultan), a couple of kilometers from the current city. In Arabic, tell means "mound" -- consecutive layers of habitation built up a mound over time, as is common for ancient settlements in the Middle East and Anatolia. Jericho is the type site

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