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Jericho is older. The following includes more details

Mount Carmel

It is a coastal mountain range in northern Israel stretching from the Mediterranean Sea towards the southeast. In ancient Canaanite culture, high places were frequently considered to be sacred, and Mount Carmel appears to have been no exception; Thutmose III lists a holy headland among his Canaanite territories, and if this equates to Carmel, as Egyptologists such as Maspero believe, then it would indicate that the mountain headland was considered sacred from at least the 15th century BC


As mentioned in Britannica Concise Cyclopedia: It is in West Bank territory (Palestinian Territories). Inhabited since c.9000 BC, it is famous in biblical tradition as the first town attacked by the Israelites under Joshua after they crossed the Jordan River. It was abandoned or destroyed several times and rebuilt in the same area. Captured by the British in 1918, it became part of the British mandate of Palestine. Incorporated into Jordan, it became the site of two huge camps of Arab refugees following the first Arab-Israeli war (1948). During the Six-Day War (1967), the town was occupied by Israel, and much of the refugee population was dispersed. In 1994 it was contained withing the Palestinian Territories under the Palestinian Authority according to Israeli-Palestinian self-rule agreement.

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The city of Jericho is older then the ciity of Damascus.

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