Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jericho

This week's field trip was to the ancient city of Jericho--the oldest city on earth.


Honestly, there's not that much to see. The city of Jericho has been rebuilt at least 20 times since the neolithic period, each time making the city just a little bit taller. Since then, Jericho has been completely destroyed and covered by dirt. 

Jericho is best known because of the Biblical account of the Children of Israel defeating the city by marching around it seven days--"and the walls came a tumblin' down." Despite all of the many songs and texts associated with this story (yes, even Hilary Duff wrote a song about Jericho), in my opinion, there is less to see in Jericho than one might hope. Nevertheless, it's Jericho, the oldest (and geographically lowest) city in the world! 
Some of the uncovered ruins of ancient Jericho

Love,

Mark

1 comment:

  1. Well, even if there isn't much to see in Jericho, that becomes a memory for you, as well. You will always be able to picture it as it is today...and know the geographical relation and setting relative to other places. Thanks for sharing! Love you! xoxo :-)

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