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St. George's Monastery

This Greek Orthodox monastery was built in the late 5th century AD by John of Thebes. He became a hermit and moved here from Egypt in AD 480. The monastery was named St. George after the most famous monk who lived at the site – Gorgias of Coziba. Destroyed in 614 by the Persians, the monastery was rebuilt in the Crusader Period. It fell into disuse after the expulsion of the Crusaders. In 1878 a Greek monk, Kalinikos, settled here and restored the monastery, finishing it in 1901.

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  • Uploaded on March 22, 2013
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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2013/03/15 11:15:56
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    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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