Horvat Hani: Remains of an early Byzantine church and the first nunnery ever found in Israel Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

Earliest Convent in Israel Found at Grave Site of Samuel's Mother Hannah

Monasteries abound in ancient Israel, but the 1,600-year-old nunnery and women's graveyard built where the miraculously impregnated Hannah, mother of Samuel, is believed to lie are unique

At the top of a silent, pathless crest in central Israel lies Horvat Hani, where archaeologists have identified the ruins of the first convent ever discovered in ancient Israel, and a burial ground exclusively...

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