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Landscape and History

The Jordan River Valley is one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere in the world.

Some of the first hominids to leave Africa walked through this valley and, in all probability, drank from the spring at Auja. More than a million years later, Jericho was among the first places on earth where humans learned how to farm, to settle, and to build an urban civilization. And over the past 3000 years, the valley has been the stage for some of the central stories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

This entire story – from the fossil remains of prehistoric seas to the archaeology of the world’s oldest town – is laid out before us in the Jordan River Valley
Where conventional tourism is based on ‘sightseeing’, we are developing a program of themed journeys that offer insight into some of the important human developments that took place here, and that explore how human culture has evolved in response to the geology and environment of the valley. See The Story of the Valley for historical background for these tours.

AUJA ECO CENTER

Auja, Jericho, Palestine

Tel: +972 231 0424
Mobile: +972 (0)59 884 4003
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