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Wadi Qelt - an breath-taking oasis in the Judean desert
The Wadi Qelt runs through a steep canyon surrounded by limestone and chalk cliffs. Today visitors can walk along the old Roman road which winds its way through the valley of the Wadi Qelt. The Monastery of St. George was founded in 420 AD by five hermits. Present monastery was rebuilt around 1900.

St. George's Monastery is perched on the right side of a cliff


The monastery bell tower


A cross on the old Roman road points the way to the monastery 

a view from the Monastery balcony
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