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"The Chesme Church, Russia. It was built by the Russian court architect Yury Felten in 1780 at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. The church was the earliest Neo-Gothic construction in the St Petersburg area. Considered by some to be St Petersburg's single most impressive church, it is a rare example of very early Gothic Revival influence in Russian church architecture."

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Monastery of St Catherine: From Mount Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, oldest codices of old and new testaments were found here, now housed in the British Library

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Oldest surviving image of the Madonna, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, 6th century

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