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Tel Jericho uncover new facts
Since the discovery by archaeologists in 1962, 28 feet tall stone tower found at the corner of the city of Jericho has been a puzzle for scientists. At present, 11,000 years after the tower was built, the ancient archaeological site of Tel Jericho uncover new facts about the building "skyscraper" first in the world.
Advanced computer-based research by doctoral students and Dr. Roy Liran Ran Barkai of the Department of Archaeology Jacob M. Alkow Tel Aviv University and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at the School of humanity Lester and Sally uncover who built the tower was 28 feet - and why it was built?
The researchers noted that this is the first human being to uphold the high buildings like that, before the transition to agriculture and food production in the area. Liran and Dr. Barker is currently so confident that the tower, it takes ten years to build it is an indication of the power struggle in the early Neolithic period, and a person or a particular community has long exploited the fear of ancient Jericho residents to persuade them to immediately build a tower. Regarding the disclosure of new research on this ancient tower also published in the journal Antiquity.
"In our recent article published stating a new and exciting discovery," said Liran and Dr.barkai in a statement. "There is something linked to the position of the tower at the corner of the village of Jericho, and the shadows that surround the site when the sun sets on the longest day in a year."
Ladder (and towers) to Heaven
"Reconstruction sunset reveals to us that the shadow of the hill at sunset on the longest day this year falls right at the tower of Jericho, covering the tower and cover the whole village.
"For this reason, we suspect that the tower is used as a temporal element that connects the site population with hills around them and the heavenly elements where the sun sets."
"It is when the hierarchy and kepepimpinan began to be built," said Dr. Barkai as quoted by the Jerusalem Post. "We believe that this tower is one mechanism to motivate the people in a communal lifestyle."
Dismantling old theories
Some researchers have claimed that the tower and the wall consists of a system of fortresses and defenses against flooding. Yet others claimed that the towers and walls as a geographical marker, defines the region early residents of Jericho, and a symbol of wealth and power of the ancient village.
In an article in 2008, researchers from the University of Tel Aviv, said that the towers and walls of Jericho should be seen as a marker of cosmological, connecting the ancient village of Jericho to the nearby Mount Qarantal and sunset on the day that extends the year. That's their new hypothesis.
This idea is based on the fact that the axis level in the tower ladder was built at right angles to the sun setting on the longest day of the year behind the highest peak overlooking Jericho, Mount Qarantal. They believed that it was the first skyscraper of mankind, however small, and also the first public building in the world.