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A stunning sight of the St. George's Monastery ("Mar Jeris" in Arabic) was built to the steep slopes, which slide into Wadi Prat (also named Vadi Quelt). This is the place that monks in the Judean Desert chose as early as the fourth century AD to cling to the desert landscapes in solitude.

A Greek Orthodox monastery, located in the channel of Vadi Prat, in the Jericho area. The monastery that is here today was built in the 19th century, but the religious settlement of the place began as early as the Byzantine period. First, in the fifth century, the monk John of the city of Thebes in Egypt established a monastery of the Quinobion type - a cooperative monastery, which is a later incarnation of a monastery of the Laura type, where the solitary monks met only occasionally. In the sixth century it was first expanded by a monk Georgius (George) of Koziba, and the monastery was named after him.
(Info. From the web).

View was from a lookout point 150m above the canyon at approx. 31.8433, 35.4152 on the map.
One interesting WS, take notice with a good look at it - I will explain in my next post.

Picture converted from RAW, F10, 1/640, ISO100, spot.
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