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Jordan River ‘never border or obstacle’ between west, east banks — scholar

6 Jun 2017

The Jordan River was “never the border or an obstacle” between the west and east banks and the population and goods freely crossed, according to a Jordanian scholar.

From Natufian period — around 12,500 to 9,500 BC —  there were strong ties between the east and west sides of the Jordan River, and archaeologists found large number of Natufian sites on both banks and as far as in the eastern desert, Professor Emeritus Muawiyah Ibrahim from University of Yarmouk in Irbid stated.