Ancient Saint Hilarion Monastry in the Gaza Strip gains enhanced protection from Unesco

Source: The Art Newspaper

December 20, 2023

The archaelogical site, which dates back to the fourth century, has reportedly sustained damage during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.


Unesco has granted provisional enhanced protection to Saint Hilarion Monastery in the Gaza Strip following reports that it has sustained damage during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

The ruins of Saint Hilarion Monastery are part of Tell Umm Amer, a site which has been on Unesco’s Tentative Heritage List since 2012. It is located in the coastal village of Al Nusairat, around 8.5km south of Gaza City, and is one of the oldest and largest monasteries with substantial remains in the Middle East.

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