The Historical Sites

Cave Cells

Two caves (cells) were discovered dug into the upper layers of the cliffs on the eastern side of the Jordan River.

These types of caves are found in monasteries in “the wilderness”, near the banks of the Jordan River. Hermits used these caves as places of pious devotion, as dwellings, and for prayer. Prayer niches were carved into the eastern walls of the two caves, perhaps as an indication of the caves being converted into a church (place of worship).