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|Other names||Deir el-Sultan|
|Dedicated to||Archangel Michael & the Four Incorporeal Creatures|
|Diocese||Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church|
|Founder(s)||Saint Constantine the Great|
|Location||Old City (Jerusalem)|
The Monastery of the Sultan (Arabic: دير السلطان, translit. Deir Al-Sultan, lit. 'Monastery of the Sultan') is a monastery located on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.
Ownership of the monastery has been always to the coptic orthodox church that had all the documents that prove that and had a decision of the high israeli court which said that " deir al sultan must back to the hand of the coptic church " the soley owner " of it . Deir El-Sultan is one of several holy sites in the area which are contested by various Christian denominations.
- UN Conciliation Commission (1949). United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine Working Paper on the Holy Places.
- Cust, L. G. A. (1929). The Status Quo in the Holy Places. H.M.S.O. for the High Commissioner of the Government of Palestine.
- Johan D. Van Der Vyver; John J. Witte (1996). Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. pp. 380–. ISBN 978-90-411-0177-8. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- Media related to Deir Es-Sultan at Wikimedia Commons