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Tel Al Sultan is located about 2 km northwest of Jericho, lies Tel Al Sultan or Tel Jericho. Excavation on the site has revealed layers of cities and human habitation dating as far back as 9600 – 7700 BC, around 10,000 years, earning Jericho the name of “the Oldest City in the World”. The elaborate defenses include a seven meter high Neolithic Tower. It pre-dates the Canaanite sites, of which there are no remains.
Very nearby Tel Al Sultan lies the large spring of ancient Jericho known as “Ein Al Sultan”or “Elisha’s Well". The history of the source is also the history of the purification of the water supplies of Jericho, during Elisha'a time, by adding salt (2 Kings 2: 19-22).