We present to our tourists another UNESCO World Heritage site. This time we move to Egypt, at the foot of Mount Sinai, where according to the Old Testament, Moses received the The Tablets of low on which the ten commandments were written.

One of the oldest continuously operating Christian monasteries in the world, St. Catherine’s, is located here. It was founded in 527 by Justinian I. Later, the monastery served as a refuge for scattered communities of Christians who were threatened by the growth of Islam, and its inhabitants were mainly Greeks of the Orthodox faith.

Since its founding, the monastery has not been conquered, which is why currently it has a huge collection of icons and manuscripts. St. Catherine’s library is considered the oldest continuously functioning library. The latter was founded in 1734 and still maintains its rich heritage.

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