The oldest city in the world
|Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai)
|Date Taken: 2013-11-10|
|Camera: Canon Powershot S95|
|Exposure: f/2, 1/30 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 22:38|
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|Jericho is a city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate. In 2007, it had a population of 18,346. The city was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, and has been held under Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.|
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BC) almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history.
Jericho is described in the Hebrew Bible as the "City of Palm Trees". Copious springs in and around the city attracted human habitation for thousands of years.It is known in Judeo-Christian tradition as the place of the decisive Battle of Jericho which secured the Israelites' return to the promised land from bondage in Egypt, led by Joshua, the successor to Moses.
Information courtesy of wikipedia
We visited Jericho late in the day and the light was fading fast but the shot was taken with existing light.
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An interesting image David, I like the composition and lay out of the elements. Well exposed and detailed.