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Laura of Gerasimus

laura of gerasimusThe Laura of Gerasimus is Byzantine period Hermits monastery which was founded by Gersimus  in the 5th Century between the Jordan River   and Jericho .

Today, the remains of this laura are the best preserved of their kind, and are located in unique and beautiful site, near Deir Hajla  monastery.


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Points of Interest in the Area

monastery of gerasimus Deir Hajla /Gerasimus Monastery
 qasr-el-yahud-baptism-2 Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)
 abdullah bridge Historical Beit HaAravah site and King Abdullah bridge