View of Mar Saba Monastery in the Judaean or Judean desert on 17 December 2015. The Greek Orthodox monastery of The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified known in Arabic as Mar Saba was built in the fifth century AD and has been occupied almost continuously since it was founded, which makes it one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world.

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View of Mar Saba Monastery in the Judaean or Judean desert on 17 December 2015. The Greek Orthodox monastery of The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified known in Arabic as Mar Saba was built in the fifth century AD and has been occupied almost continuously since it was founded, which makes it one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world.
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