but this tree, said to the the oldest sycamore tree in the world, is not really much of an attraction. Our guide was not particularly thrilled in pointing the tree out to us and even said we didn't need to go down from the bus as parking was a challenge. So we just craned our necks over a sea of cars parked around the garden where the tree was planted as the bus made a lighting stop.
And I don't think it was the exact same tree mentioned in the Bible. Still, I marveled at the fact that I was in Jericho, the oldest occupied city in all of human history - incredible!
As for the tree, it was nice to be reminded of the story. As a reminder for us, then yes, it serves its purpose.
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