• Hisham’s Palace The site of Hisham’s Palace is located on the northern bank of Wadi Nueima, ca. 2 kms north of Jericho in the Jordan Valley (Fig. 1). It is identified with the ruins of Kh. el-Mafjer. The site was attributed to Caliph Hisham bin Abed el-Malik (724-743 A.D./105-125H) on the basis of some epigraphic materials, but today it is believed that his heir el-Walid II built the palace between 743-744 A.D. (Hamilton 1969: 61-66, 1993: 922-929). The site was not the official residence of the Caliph, but was used as a winter resort. The spectacular palace,...
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  • Sami Hostel is located in the city of Jericho, the oldest city in the world, which lies at a distance of 11 km from the Dead Sea. Sami Hostel located 3 km from the city center. Sami...
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Trip in Jericho

  • Jericho from the south Jericho (Arabic أريحا Arīḥā Hebrew יריחו Yəriḥo) , the “City of Palms”, is a small city within thePalestinian Territories and Israeli-occupied West Bank, close to the northern end of Dead Sea...
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