Historical Sites

June 15, 2011

Elijah’s Hill

One of the most important sites of the Baptism Site is Elijah’s Hill, the place where Elijah ascended to heaven in the 9th century BC. The […]
June 15, 2011

The Bethany Saphsaphas

The 7th century writer John Moschus narrates the story of one monk’s personal experience in the monastic caves (Laura) of the area. On his pilgrimage to […]
June 15, 2011

Prayer Hall

This presumed Prayer Hall is one of the earliest worship facilities at the site, perhaps dating from before the 4th century AD. A rectangular structure built […]
June 15, 2011

Western Church

The Western Church consisted of two parts. In the first part, a semi-circular apse was cut into the natural rock under the northwestern pool. The apse […]