Deir Hajla. В монастыре Св. Герасима Иорданского.

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A Greek Orthodox monastery and an important pilgrimage site in the Judean Desert, north of the Dead Sea. This isolated place was built in the 5th century CE and it is dedicated to St. Gerasimus, who was known as a miracle worker and was considered the patron of animals. This is a Crusaders structure with crossed-arches and it shows the remains of mosaics and frescos. It also displays the bones and skulls of the local monks and cases in which are exhibited the remains of the monks who were massacred here by the Persians who demolished this place in the 7th century and of the victims of the earthquake which took place here in the 19th century. Also presented here are the many gifts which were brought to this place by pilgrims. One can accompany the monks on a tour of the well-kept yard and the church and even stay in the small guesthouse which the local monks run here.

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Nadia Kushnir on January 1, 2013

Great thanks to ALL, my friends! Warm regards. Nadia.

Nadia Kushnir on January 3, 2013

Many thanks, Kyle!!!

senmax on January 3, 2013

Отличное фото.

Nadia Kushnir on January 3, 2013

Спасибо большое, Богдан!

Pan Kartsonakis on January 5, 2013

VERY NICE picture!……… ......I LIKE ..15 and FAVORITE……. …..………….Greetings from HELLAS(GREECE)

Nadia Kushnir on January 5, 2013

I thank you, Kartson!

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on January 8, 2013

Hi Nadia,

  • Really very nice photo. Perfect architectural. Great capture and shot..


Friendly greetings, İsmail

Nadia Kushnir on January 8, 2013

Thank you very much, İsmail!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerio Manassero on January 31, 2013

Beautiful Photo LIKE + Fav!Greetings from Italy, Valerio

Nadia Kushnir on January 31, 2013

Grazie mille, Valerio!!! Warm regards. Nadia.

sochodolak on February 2, 2013

Very nice composition. Best regards of Sochodolak from Brazil !

Nadia Kushnir on February 2, 2013

Many thanks, Sochodolak!!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

serzola on March 29, 2013

Encore une très belle photo Nadia! Bravo! J'M 20! Amitiés de Montréal, Bizzz, Serge

Nadia Kushnir on March 29, 2013

Many, many thanks, dear Serge!!!!!!!!

NFerenc4 on August 17, 2014

Very nice and atmospheric! L Greetings, NFerenc

Nadia Kushnir on August 21, 2014

Many thanks, NFerenc!! Kind regards. Nadia.

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  • Uploaded on December 27, 2012
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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2012/12/14 16:26:11
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