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The Cave of John the Baptist - Outside
The first archaelogical evidence of John the Baptist to emerge in modern times The cave is believed to be the place where John the Baptist sought his first solitude in the ‘wilderness’ (Luke 1:80) and where he first practiced his baptism procedures.
The cave is situated within the orchards of Kibbutz Tzuba, which is near the village of Ein Karem – the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist - west of Jerusalem (Luke 1:39-40).

Dr Shimon Gibson discovered it by chance in 1999 during archaeological explorations.