Mar Saba Monastery

The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas, known in Syriac as Mar Saba, is a monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley at a point halfway between the Old City of Jerusalem and the , within the Bethlehem Governorate of the .

Landmarks in the Area

Hyrcania was an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert.

The Tomb of Lazarus is a traditional spot of pilgrimage located in the town of , traditionally identified as the biblical village of Bethany, on the southeast slope of the , some 2.4 km east of .

The Laura of Euthymius was a laura in the present-day founded by Saint Euthymius the Great in 420.

Localities in the Area

Kedar is a religiously observant, rural Israeli settlement in the .

as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya or Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyeh is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 6 kilometers south-east of in the .

Beit Sahour is a Palestinian town east of under the administration of the Palestinian National Authority.

Jabel Mukaber is a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood in southern .

Nof Zion is a Jewish religious neighborhood and an Israeli settlement close to the Palestinian Arab neighborhood of , .

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