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    Tell Romaidah

    Located to the west of the Ibrahimi Mosque and considered the first human gathering center in the city during the Bronze Age (3200 - 2000 B.C.), the area of Tell Romaidah holds historical significance in the city of Hebron. It is the place where the earliest Arab Canaanites lived.

    The first excavations of the site of Tell Romaidah started in 1964 by the U.S. Mission. These excavation projects confirmed the presence of pottery dating back to the Copper and Stone Age from 4000-3200 B.C. They found the remains of a wall with a height of 10 feet and width of 20 feet which was considered the first fortified wall of the city. The weight of the stones weighed nearly half a ton and the area of the site is between 50 to 70 acres.
    In Tell Romaidah, various conditions of human life existed because of its proximity to the trade route that linked central and southwest Palestine. The trade route was an important resource to the site throughout history. The agricultural lands nearby helped in the development and prosperity of the city. The presence of water sources allowed the existence of a suitable environment for people's lives.
    Historians point out that continuous life existed in the Old City of Hebron and Tell Romaidah throughout historical times to the Islamic era. Afterward, people moved besides the Ibrahimi mosque and spread upwards. Today, the area of Tell Romaidah still holds its historical treasures but it is under the control of Israeli occupation in the H2 area.
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