“Tulul abu el-‘Alaiyq” is the Arabic name of an important archaeological site in SW oasis of Jericho . Most of the excavations at the site were carried out by the late Prof. Ehud Netzer in the 1970’s.
He Uncovered a set of palatial buildings, built in several stages by the Hasmonean kings, and later by Herod the Great.
Althugh not maintained well in recent years, this site contains some of the most important remains of local royalty around the turn of the first century, equal in importance to contemporaneous finds in Caesarea , Samaria-Sebasty , Jerusalem, and Masada .
|Tulul abu el-‘Alaiyq on Hebrew Wikipedia|
|Tulul abu el-‘Alaiyq on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area