MOSCOW, September 18 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as part of its 45th session, included the ruins of the city of Jericho on the territory Palestine on the list of World Heritage Sites.
“We have just added Ancient Jericho in Palestine to the list of UNESCO protected sites,” the organization said in a statement on the social network X (formerly the social network Twitter).
According to Agence France-Presse, citing Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director General for Culture of UNESCO, the object was added to the list after a three-year review, during which time “not a single participating state (organization – ed.) expressed any objections.”
“At the site (the ruins of Jericho – ed.) no remains of Jewish or Christian settlements were found. This is a site of prehistoric remains,” Ottone told the agency.
Jericho is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. In the northwestern part of Jericho there is the archaeological site of Tell es-Sultan with the ruins of buildings from the 11th millennium BC.