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 Ruinas de Jericó en Palestina en la lista de sitios de la UNESCO infographic
El gráfico muestra el sitio de Tell Es-Sultan en la antigua Jericó.


Ruinas de Jericó en Palestina se incluyen en la lista de sitios de UNESCO

By Phil Bainbridge

September 18, 2023 - Un comité de la ONU votó para incluir ruinas prehistóricas cercanas a la antigua ciudad de Jericó en Cisjordania como Sitio Patrimonio de la Humanidad en Palestina, una decisión disputada por Israel, que controla el territorio y no reconoce un estado palestino.

Jericho is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on Earth, and is located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, under the administration of the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority. Israel captured the West Bank, along with Gaza and east Jerusalem, in 1967, and while the Palestinians want all three territories for their state, the West Bank contains biblical sites central to the Jewish religion.

Although Israel quit UNESCO in 2019 over bias that diminished its connection to the Holy Land, it remains party to the World Heritage Convention and sent a a delegation to the meeting in Riyadh where the decision was made.

The oval-shaped mound known as Tell es-Sultan and the perennial spring of Ain es-Sultan, which sit outside and are distinct from the ancient city itself, contain prehistoric remains of human activity, with a permanent settlement dating back to the 9th to 8th millennium BC. Vestiges from the Middle Bronze Age have revealed the presence of a large Canaanite city-state with a socially complex population.

PUBLISHED: 19/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News