Phaistos was inhabited as early as the Final Neolithic period (4500 - 3200 BCE), when an extensive settlement was established, succeeded by a settlement of the Prepalatial period (3200 - 4900 BCE). These early settlements were followed by the First Palace of Phaistos (1900- 1700 BCE), which was built in order to control the whole of the fertile plain of the Messara. In the Minoan period, the extensive city of Phaistos, continued to flourish until Hellenistic times (323-67 BCE).
When you read the story of Jericho, some prominent landmarks and one of the first victories as they entered the Promised Land was the city of Jericho, across the Jordan River. Description from michaelsguardian.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images