Tulkarem

Travel Guide Middle East Palestine Tulkarem

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Introduction

Located on the border of the Samarian mountains, Tulkarem was settled by the Canaanites in 3000 B.C. Tombs from early Canaanites were discovered in the vicinity of the city. It later became a Roman post called Birat Soriqa and from the Islamic period onward it was known as Tulkarem. The city took its importance when the Ottomans made it the capital for the egion. The Tulkarem Archaeological Museum, which is located in the center of the town, includes numerous artifacts from the Roman period onward.

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Sights and Activities

  • Al-Qa'im Maqam Museum - The museum reflects the history of Tulkarem governorate. MOTA restored the building as a museum through a project over one and a half years. Unfortunately the site was damaged by the Israeli bombing, and it is in need for rehabilitation.
  • Khirbet Irtah - Located south of Tulkarem, The site of Khirbet Irtah is mentioned and known to have been inhabited during the Roman, Byzantine and Isalmic eras. Several Tombs, caves and a Roman pool are still visible. MOTA together with support from UNDP is turning the area around the archeological site into a park for the local community.
  • Kur - Another ancient Throne Village, Kur is located in the middle of a triangle consisting of the cities of Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalqilya. It dates back to the 12th century under the Mamluk rule. All of the residents of the village are descendants of the Jayyusi clan. Several mansions such as Abu Naman al Jayyousi’s home are being renovated and restored through support from USAID and UNDP.

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