Monastery of Mar Sarkis

Monastery of Mar Sarkis

Monastery of Mar Sarkis, also known as Ras Al Nahr, is a monastery dedicated to Saints Sarkis and Bakhos. It is located in the valley of Qadisha in the North Governorate of Lebanon. The first church of Saints Sarkis and Bakhos was built in the mid 8th Century AD. The monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 as part of Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: North Governorate

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God

Date of Inscription: 1998

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