Historical Sites

Rhetorios Monastery

Here you can see the Byzantine Monastery (5th – 6th centuries AD) with several churches and other buildings, all within a surrounding wall. The entrance in the northern wall leads to the living quarters of the monks. The complex had a fine water system.

The monastery is the first east of the river along the pilgrimage route between Jerusalem and Bethlehem to the west and Mount Nebo east of the site.