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Earth’s Lowest and Oldest City

By Linda Tancs

At over 800 feet below sea level, Palestine’s Jericho is the lowest city on earth.  Sometimes referred to as the City of Palm Trees, Jericho is also the oldest city at 10,000 years and counting.  Located north of the Dead Sea and west of the Jordan River, it was the first city in the Old Testament to fall to the Israelites under Joshua.  Ancient Jericho is just a few short miles from the city center.


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