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Laura caves built on the walls above the Kidron canyon, across from the Mar-Saba monastery.
Since considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries, assuming this caved were dug hundreds of years ago (no specific info. about dates found on the web).

Laura, from the web:
A Laura is a cluster of cells or caves near a monastery where members of the community live in seclusion around the area. The caves were connected by narrow paths through them the monks would meet occasionally (end quote).

Located in the Judean desert east of Jerusalem, the cliff across is at 31.704 35.3324 on the map, just below the eastern observation point to the monastery.

RAW, F8.0, 1/640, ISO100, spot.
Ike

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