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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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Comments (57)

Helmut Jakob on April 10, 2013

Welch gigantische Landschaft, sehr interessant. Viele Grüße, Renbo

Nadia Kushnir on April 10, 2013

Thank you very much, Renbo! Kind regards. Nadia.

Ehsan1980 on April 10, 2013



Nadia Kushnir on April 10, 2013

Many thanks, Ehsan!!!

Nadia Kushnir on April 11, 2013

I thank you, Lg Brille! Best regards. Nadia.

Alla Saed on April 23, 2013

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء ميلود سعيد من ليبيا like

Nadia Kushnir on April 23, 2013

شكرا لكم، صديق! مرحبا ليبيا. نادية.

Oleg Timofeev on April 24, 2013

Вот так иногда спрятаться бы ... но ненадолго :)

Nadia Kushnir on April 24, 2013

Вот..., прятались, уходили в пустыню... Это сейчас здесь и в других местах Иудейской пустыни более-менее комфортно. А уж прежде - совсем не мёд был. Спасибо большое, Олег!

Devitapra on April 24, 2013

simply amazing!! LIKE

Nadia Kushnir on April 24, 2013

I thank you, Devitapra!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 15, 2013


Nadia Kushnir on May 15, 2013

Большое спасибо, Mimi!

Another beautiful photo.


Best regards,Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

Nadia Kushnir on May 28, 2013

Thank you very much, NIKOS!!!

Carmel Horowitz on June 29, 2013

Wow, beautiful, always wanted to be there!

Nadia Kushnir on June 29, 2013

Thank you very much, Carmel!!!!

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  • Uploaded on March 22, 2013
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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2013/03/15 11:15:56
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 38.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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