Nablus (نابلس in Arab; שכם in Hebrew, marked Shechem ) is an important city of the West Bank with more than 300.000 inhabitants. It is located at approximately sixty-three kilometers in the north of Jerusalem. Its inhabitants are mainly Palestinians, but one finds there also surroundings 300 Samaritains. Principal the places saint of those, the Mount Garizim, overhangs the city indeed.
The city was founded in the year 72 by the Roman S and was initially named Flavia Neapolis (“new city of the emperor Flavius”), with approximately two kilometers in the east of the biblical city of Sichem.
The Crusaders will re-elect it “Naples” (the etymology of the “Italian Naples” also comes from old “a Neapolis”). The city became one of the major centers of the Royaume of Jerusalem until the destruction of the city by the Crusaders in 1202.
The city was again raised of its ruins by the Arabs.
Well of Jacob
The Puits of Jacob is located at the entry of current Nablus.
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