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Half way between Tel Al-Sultan and the Mount of Temptation, on your right as you depart Tel Al-Sultan, are the sugar mills known as “Tawahin Al Sukkar.” Sugar cane production and processing was known in Palestine since the Umayyad period, the Crusaders expanded sugar production for export to Europe. For that purpose they built sophisticated sugar mills including those located in Jericho. The remains of the aqueduct, which brought the water from “Ain Duyuk” spring, are still visible today. The water provided the necessary energy for the sustainability of the Mill and its pottery workshop.