A bird's eye view

The cable car ascent to the Monastery of the Temptation (Deir al-Quruntal) passes over the southern end of Tell es-Sultan. Associated with Old Testament Jericho, the western edge of this surprisingly small tell is lined with trees. Kathleen Kenyon's West Trench (just to the left of the "bridge" looking structure in the center of the picture) is visible. The buildings of modern Jericho stretch to the north and east.