Makam Hassan er Ra'aiمقام الشيخ حسن الراعي

Makam Hassan er Ra’ai

Mamluk Period (1260—1516)

Source: Photograph of Nebi Musa (Biblewalks)
Embroidery: Alia Abu-Rabia, Drejat, Naqab
Size: 59 x 97 cm

This Makam (resting place) was dedicated to a shepherd (Ra’ai) named Hassan. The Jerusalem-Jericho road was one of the primary roads passing Nebi Musa, an ancient holy site. Mediterranean Arabs made pilgrimages to Mecca past this point, and many-domed buildings mark the end of the first day’s march.

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