Palestinians Works on a 4th Century AD St. Hilarion Monastery Archaeological Site in Central Gaza

French archaeologist Ray Alter works at the archaeological site of the St. Hilarion Monastery, one of the largest Christian monasteries in the Middle East, in Tell Umm al-Amr close to Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The earliest building dates back to the fourth century and is attributed to St. Hilarion, a native of the Gaza region and the father of Palestinian monasticism. Abandoned after a seventh-century earthquake and uncovered by local archaeologists in 1999, today aspires to be a world heritage site. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI

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