Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mount Sinai - 11th Day

A climbed atop Mount Sinai that early one o'clock morning was really an experience. Assisted by a guide while riding a camel 2/3 of the height as we ascent to the summit for a spectacular view of Southern Sinai. Mt. Sinai is believed to be the location where the children of Israel received the law. We had the view of Byzantine Chapel and a Moslem Mosque at the summit before descending. A chance to visit the famous St. Catherine's Monastery, built in the sixth century to protect what was believed to be the Burning Bush to St. Catherine's when Egyptian martyr's body was found nearby. Renowned for the unique collection of precious art objects, and the library with its collection of old manuscripts.

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