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UNESCO Adds Ruins of Jericho in Palestine to World Heritage Sites

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UNESCO Adds Ruins of Jericho to World Heritage Sites List

In a recent session, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the inclusion of the ruins of the city of Jericho in Palestine to its list of World Heritage Sites. This decision was made after a three-year review, during which no objections were raised by any participating country or organization.

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The Historical Significance of Jericho

According to Ernesto Otton, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, the site of Jericho holds great historical significance. It is considered one of the oldest cities in the world and contains the archaeological site of Tell al-Sultan in its northwestern part. This site includes the remains of buildings dating back to the eleventh millennium BC, making it a site of prehistoric remains. Notably, no traces of Jewish or Christian settlements were found in the ruins.

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