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Mar Saba Monastery, 439 CE


Mar Saba Monastery. Photo courtesy of Life in the Holy

The Mar Saba Monastery was established by Saint Sabas of Cappadocia in the valley of Kidron. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world. The Greek Orthodox monastery was damaged by the Persian invaders and again by the Crusaders.

See also-

Life in the Holy Land- Mar Saba

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