Hiking Trip to Sebastia
On Friday, February 14, 2020, An-Najah Scouts Group organized a hiking trip to Sebastia.
Sebastia is ten kilometers northwest of Nablus at the junction of two main historical routes, the northern Nablus-Jenin route and the western route from the Jordan Valley to the Mediterranean coast.
The trip started from An-Najah National University Hospital near Asira Al-Shamaliya and ended in the village's main mosque, known as the Nabi Yahya Mosque.
The Mosque stands within the remains of a Crusader cathedral that is believed to be built upon the tombs of the prophets Elisha, Obediah and John the Baptist beside the public square.
The Group also went to the Roman amphitheater and the remains of a basilica church on Sebastia's central square where they were introduced to Augustus Temple, the old church and the Roman and Canaanite remains in the village.