The site of Qasr al-Yahud, December 2018 Olivier Fitoussi

IN PHOTOS Landmines Cleared From Jesus' Baptism Site, Ending 50-year Shutdown

The West Bank's Qasr al-Yahud is open to the public after a team of Israeli, Palestinian and Georgian deminers free the site where Jesus is said to have been baptized

Fifty years ago, the “land of the monasteries” in the Jericho-area wilderness, near the baptism site of Qasr al Yahud, was declared a closed military area. Since then it has remained virtually untouched by...

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