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This is the 6th century formidable fortification and still working Christian monastery. It has the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts.
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At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
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historical place - indeed a spiritual place and life time experience. the burning bush is still there alive for our eye and believe.
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This is the oldest Christian monastery in the world built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the 6th century. You can see a huge golden cross inside the church. There is also a mosque enclosed inside the monastery which was closed unfortunately. You also get to see the chapel
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You will be attracted to listen to the history of the monastery from the oldest monasteries all over world. Specially the soul of saint Catherine and her fighting for spreading her message to the world.
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I wish we had been able to go through the monastery but either our timing was off (our tour group) or the person who decided such things was having a bad day. The walls and garden and greenery of this place was amazing. And the burning bush, if true to be the one Moses saw, was
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Anyone visiting the Sinai should take time out to visit this Monastery. The most important room not to miss is the Treasury room, which requires an extra entrance fee, however provides some of the most incredible religious icons anywhere in the world.
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