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St. George's Monastery lies in the middle of the biblical desert on the banks of the Jordan River, in Palestine . It is situated about 20 km from the city of Jerusalem , on the way to the city of Jericho . The orthodox monastery was built at the end of the 5th century. It was named after a famous monk living here - George of Koziba. St. George's Monastery was destroyed in 614 AD by Persians raid, and it was restored again in 1179. In 1878, a Greek monk - Kalikikos, settled here, later he have fully restored the monastery's function. St. George's Monastery is an ancient complex standing on a steep cliff. It is still inhabited by orthodox monks. St. George's Monastery is accessible only by a pedestrian bridge across the valley Qelt.

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