The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will vote on the status of the site it refers to as Tell es-Sultan in its 45th session scheduled to be held in Riyadh in September.
Jericho, located in the Jordan Valley, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with signs of habitation dating back to 9,000 BCE.
The traditional megillah reading at the site of an ancient synagogue in Jericho has been canceled because the terrorists who murdered a US citizen in the area last week are still at large in the region.
Young Israel of West Hartford, Conn., reported that the deceased was Elan Ganeles and that he will be buried in Israel.
Israeli security forces shut down the “Aqbat Jaber Battalion,” striking an important blow against Hamas and halting its attempt to establish itself in the Jericho area.
Israeli forces came under fire during the arrest operation in the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, and several Palestinian gunmen were killed in the ensuing exchange.
A new technique allowed scientists to create a detailed image of a resident of Jericho who lived approximately 5,000 years before Abraham came to Israel. While the image had several surprises for the researchers, the face produced was described as being remarkably similar to people walking around today. Seven skulls were unearthed by British archaeologist […]
“This may be the first time that a seal has been discovered in the entire world with an engraving of the precious and famous plant,” says archaeologist Eli Shukron.