Experiences > Religious Monuments > Middle East and North Africa > St Catherine Monastery

The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine was built in 342 AD at the foot of Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments. It is one of the oldest continually functioning monasteries in the world and is a sacred place for Christians, Jews and Muslims. The 6th century Church of the Transfiguration within the complex houses an outstanding collection of early Christian manuscripts and icons.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location: Egypt

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