Kursi

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Another view of the prayer room, the colonnade and the north aisle.

Another view of the prayer room, the colonnade and the north aisle.

The view of the south aisle, with the arch over the main altar on the east side.

The view of the south aisle, with the arch over the main altar on the east side.

The view of the north aisle of the basilica.

The view of the north aisle of the basilica.

The east side of the basilica is the central apse - where the main altar used to be. On the west side of the basilica, seen in the foreground in the photo below, is a large prayer room, flanked by 6 marble columns on both sides, and two sets of aisles behind the colonnade.

The east side of the basilica is the central apse - where the main altar used to be. On the west side of the basilica, seen in the foreground in the photo below, is a large prayer room, flanked by 6 marble columns on both sides, and two sets of aisles behind the colonnade.

Another view of the atrium, looking towards north-east.

Another view of the atrium, looking towards north-east.

The entrance to the church was once protected by a 2-story tower. After entering into the atrium - the front yard  of the complex - a well is seen on the left side.  The church is seen behind the center of the yard, and on the right background are the south hills of the Golan heights.

The entrance to the church was once protected by a 2-story tower. After entering into the atrium - the front yard of the complex - a well is seen on the left side. The church is seen behind the center of the yard, and on the right background are the south hills of the Golan heights.

Another view of the complex, from the north-west side. The south hills - the foothills of the Golan heights - are seen in the background.

Another view of the complex, from the north-west side. The south hills - the foothills of the Golan heights - are seen in the background.

General view of ruins of Kursi, on the east side of Sea of Galilee.

General view of ruins of Kursi, on the east side of Sea of Galilee.

Kursi - the largest Byzantine Monastery

Kursi - the largest Byzantine Monastery

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