Rectangular Houses

The first rectangular shaped houses were in the city of Jericho (now Palestine) built circa 7000 BCE.

      7000 BCE
      City of Jericho

Additional Information:

  • Early Jericho (Article) – Ancient History Encyclopedia
    The city of Jericho is remembered for the story in the Book of Joshua in the Bible regarding its destruction by the Israelites. Excavations have revealed that Jericho is one of the earliest settlements dating back to 9000 BCE. It also has the oldest known protective wall in the world.Sep 19, 2016
  • Jericho – Wikipedia
    Jericho is a city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West … The city was occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967, and has been held under …. The first permanent settlement on the site of Jericho developed near the Ein … The town contained round mud-brick houses, yet no street planning.
  • Wall of Jericho – Wikipedia
    The Wall of Jericho was a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) defensive or flood protection wall … The topic of this article is the unique Neolithic-age stone wall, the earliest … as contemporary house walls, or later, Bronze and Iron Age city walls, are only … The Neolithic bricks were hand-made and in differing shapes for different …
  • Ancient walls of Jericho
    This early stage of Jericho, when the walls stood on the bedrock, was more or less …. Their houses were square in shape and the floor now sunken down and …
  • Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    Apr 2, 2012 – During the Early Bronze Age, Tell es-Sultan was a fortified town and one … development of the house layout from round to rectangular, and the …

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