Thursday 10 December 2015

Saint Catherine Area

I watched recently the film "Exodus: Gods and Kingsbased in the exodus of Moses and the Hebrews from Egypt. It wasn't bad but I cannot say that I loved it... I'm not sure if the attempt to make everything scientifically possible has worked... Anyway, the Mount Horeb is in the film! 

Saint Catherine
This postcard was sent by Stasa

The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine stands at the foot of Mount Horeb where, the Old Testament records, Moses received the Tablets of the Law. The mountain is known and revered by Muslims as Jebel Musa. The entire area is sacred to three world religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The Monastery, founded in the 6th century, is the oldest Christian monastery still in use for its initial function. Its walls and buildings of great significace to studies of Byzantine architecture and the Monastery houses outstanding collections of early Christian manuscripts and icons. The rugged mountainous landscape, containing numerous archaeological and religious sites and monuments, forms a perfect backdrop to the Monastery. - in:

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