Khirbet Kilya (also: Kilia) is a ruin of a Roman fortress, which was later converted to a Byzantine monastery. It is adjacent to the modern Rimonim community in the Judea desert.
On the east side of the rich Samiya spring, above a fortified hill, are remains of an ancient city. Its Arabic name - Marjameh - means "ruin of the heaps of stones", which indeed describe the look of the remains. According to the surveys and brief excavat