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There are also carriage roads to Bethlehem, Hebron and Jericho, and a road to Nablus was in course of construction in 1909.
The extra-Biblical history of Jericho is as disastrous as are the records preserved in the Scriptures.
Indeed, the site of Jericho has shifted several times.
In 1907-8 the Canaanite Jericho was excavated under the direction of Prof. Sellin of Vienna.
The principal spring in the neighbourhood of Jericho still bears (among the foreign residents) the name of Elisha; the natives call it, Ain es-Sultan, or "Sultan's spring."