, a town about I5 miles (24 km) northeast of Jerusalem. Although it is in Israeli-occupied Jordan, it is governed as an autonomous entity, by the Palestine Liberation Organization. Near the modern city, archeologists have uncovered remains of the ancient walled city of Jericho. It was the first Ca-naanite city conquered by the Israelites after their exodus from Egypt. The story of Jericho's conquest is told in the Bible, in Joshua 6:1–21.
, a country of southwestern Asia. Until 1935 it was known in the West as Persia. Iran is bounded by Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Turkey.
Syria, or Syrian Arab Republic, one of the countries of the Middle East in southwestern Asia.