St. Catherine's Monastery. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus.[3][4] A small town with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City, has grown around the monastery.

St. Catherine's Monastery. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus.[3][4] A small town with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City, has grown around the monastery.

St. Catherine`s Monastery, Mount Sinai.  Drink ouzo with the Greek Orthodox monks at the monastery.

St. Catherine`s Monastery, Mount Sinai. Drink ouzo with the Greek Orthodox monks at the monastery.

The monastery library preserves the second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts in the world, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library. It contains Greek, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Georgian, and Syriac texts. The Codex Sinaiticus, now in the British Library, left the monastery in the 19th century for Russia, in circumstances that are now disputed.

The monastery library preserves the second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts in the world, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library. It contains Greek, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Georgian, and Syriac texts. The Codex Sinaiticus, now in the British Library, left the monastery in the 19th century for Russia, in circumstances that are now disputed.

Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses 			St. Catherine's Monastery the world's oldest Christian Monastery still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this wonderful tour you will visit the monastery and climb the Mount Moses (Sinai Mountain) to see the amazing sunset or sunrise. A truly memorable experience! 					Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, the remarkable Orthodox Christian monastery that is believed to be in use since the year 381. Choose a full-day tour comb...

Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses St. Catherine's Monastery the world's oldest Christian Monastery still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this wonderful tour you will visit the monastery and climb the Mount Moses (Sinai Mountain) to see the amazing sunset or sunrise. A truly memorable experience! Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, the remarkable Orthodox Christian monastery that is believed to be in use since the year 381. Choose a full-day tour comb...

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