Old City

The Canaanites in mid 3rd millennium B.C founded the ancient city of Nablus. It became city state according to the Canine Political system. Due to its favorable geographic position, and
abundance of water, the city prospered and became an important economic and strategic center. 

In the 5th century B.C., the City was destroyed on the hands of Egyptian pharaohs. To be followed by consequent invasions of several peoples: Assyrian - Hebrew Tripes, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks, in 63 B.C.the City fell in the hands of the Romans. They destroyed major parts of the Old City and built a new one to its West calling it Neapolis (the new city). 

In 635 A.D. Musilm Arabs Librated the town changing it's name to Nablus. Following Amer Ben el'A'ss' conquest of the City, it took an islamic Arab character. 
The City was occupied by the Crusades from 1099 - 1187 AD. It was recapured by Salah El-Deen, in 1187 A.D. 

In recent history Nablus witnessed a period of control by the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan and a Twenty Eight year occupation by the Israeli Military Forces. It was liberated in 1995 and the Palestinian National Authority took its control. 

Nablus is currently characterized by its historical markets, arches and houses in the Old City which are still inhanbited in despite the continuous developments in the New City. Additionally, the special location of Nablus between two mountains added to its special character. 

Nablus is famous for its traditional industries like the soap factories and the special sweet (Kunafah). It is surrounded by tourist attractions and historic sites like Wadi Al-Badan with its rich natural spring and Sebastia village with its Roman ruins.