Travel to West Bank: Mar Saba: Photo 2
The outer wall of Mar Saba is built into the right-bank canyon wall. Wadi Nar continues to the Dead Sea; another of its pronounced zigzag curves can be seen in the center of the photograph. There is no grand entrance to the monastery. The road zigzags down to a landing near the tiny blue door, built strongly as a defense against Bedouin. The monastery is ancient, but the wall was rebuilt and heightened by 19th century Russian pilgrims.
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