Historical and interesting city to visit, Jericho. Jericho claims to be the oldest city in the world, where Joshua is said to have made the walls come tumbling down and where King Herod the Great built his winter palaces.
In more recent times, Jericho was the winter seat of the Jerusalem and Amman aristocracy. Yet a globalized Palestinian elite coupled with a volatile political situation turned Jericho into a provincial has-been resort town. Efforts to reinvent the city in the 1990s foundered during the Second Intifada.
Now, after a long economic standstill, Jericho is shaking loose Israeli control and restarting tourism efforts.
Jericho is the lowest city in the world, and it's on the border crossing between Palestine and Jordan.
About Hicham Palacve, Many from the Umayyad dynasty had such hunting lodges, which enabled them to recover the freedom and independence of the desert, which had been their birthright. But the unorthodox decoration of Khirbet El-Mafjar is incompatible with the character of the austere, righteous Hisham, and fits best with what we know of his nephew and successor; Al-Walid bin Yazid (743-744): "Banished from the court for wild living and scurrility, a passionate aesthete and drinker, habitual companion of singers, himself the best poet and marksman of the Umayyads".
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pajaran (41661) 2011-05-20 23:14
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa podacima o ostacima starog grada ...
Lep pogled na staru arhitekturu i deo grada sa savremenom arhiteturom, dobra fotografija.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija.
Obratite paznju na ostrinu i kontrast.
Prijatan dan i dobar vikend.
Artículo muy interesante y oportuno, la información sobre los restos de la antigua ciudad ...
Una hermosa vista de la arquitectura antigua y la parte de la ciudad con arhiteturom moderno, buenas fotos.
Buen disparo y la composición.
Tenga en cuenta la nitidez y el contraste.
Buen fin de semana y el bien.