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Scene from Muristan Road Street, Jerusalem - The Church of the Redeemer in sight

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The Muristan area is located inside the Christian quarter, and includes the Avtimos market and the German Church of the redeemer. The name is derived from the Persian word for "hospital", since it was built over the ruins of structures that were built by the Hospitallers, one of the most important military orders of the Crusaders.

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