Maqam al-Ozayrat

Two shrines are located on the eastern hill of the village surrounded by Awarta’s graveyard. One of them, a two-domed maqam, commemorates the burial place of Phinehas and his son Abishua who is especially revered by the Samaritans claiming him as the person who wrote the ancient Torah stored in Nablus, at Mount Gerizim. Today, the place is locally called Maqam Sheikh al-Mansuri. The second shrine is called Maqam Sabaeen Sheikh or Maqam al-Ozayrat, means “The Shrine of Prophets or Priests”. According to oral tradition, it is said that 70 prophets or elders are buried there.