The United Nations Globe Heritage Committee has declared the archaeological web page of Tel es-Sultan in Jericho a “Globe Heritage Internet site in Palestine”. This choice was produced at a conference in Riyadh, according to UNESCO. The announcement was welcomed by the Palestinian Authority, when Israel expressed anger at the choice.
The newly designated web page, situated in Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, includes ancient ruins dating back to the ninth millennium BC. Jericho itself is regarded as a single of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in the globe.
In response to the choice, the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Sunday praising the recognition of Jericho’s cultural, financial and political value. They also highlighted the ten,000 years of human improvement of the web page.