Mount Sinai is a famous and spiritual place, especially for Christians. Events regarding Mount Sinai and Moses are detailed in the Bible under Exodus. Moses first heard the word of God from the burning bush when he was told to deliver his people from bondage in Egypt. Moses returned to Egypt and the Pharaoh eventually agreed to release the people following the ten plagues which were set on the Egyptians. The peak of the mountain is where Moses communicated with God and received the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were placed in the ark of the covenant, which was one of many instructions Moses received on the mountain. Steps are cut into the side of the mountain and this is followed by the pilgrims who make this journey. A Greek Orthodox Chapel has been built on the top of Mt. Sinai.
Mount Sinai - St. Catherine's Monastery
St. Catherine's Monastery (aka the Monastery of the Transfiguration) was built by members of the Greek Orthodox Church. It is the oldest monastery on earth and has been a centre of pilgrimage for 15 centuries. The monastery is fortified, surrounded by a high wall, and until only recent times the only entrance was via a basket and rope over the wall. St. Catherine's Monastery holds one of the largest and most important collection of illuminated manuscripts in the world which are written in a variety of languages.
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