Church of St. John

The church was built during the Crusader's time at about 1160 AD in reference to John the Baptist. Built on the site of a ruined 5th century church, it contains two tomb chambers. The prophets Elisha and Obadiah are believed to be buried here, along with the head of John the Baptist - the prophet Yahya to the Muslims. The Nabi Yahya Mosque is on the east side of the square.

Last updated 12-May-99.
WebMaster Alexander Kaplunovsky.