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Jerusalem - Hagia Maria Sion Abbey Bell Tower

Hagia Maria Sion Abbey, formerly called the Abbey of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, is a Benedictine abbey to the southwest of Old Jerusalem, on Mount Zion. It is believed that the Abbey stood at the place where the Virgin Mary passed away. The present abbey was constructed in the year 1900. A massive structure that resembles a mighty fortress, topped by a high domed bell tower, a conical dome and corner towers.

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Taken on October 19, 2008