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SAINT CATHERINE'S MONASTERY STANDS AT THE BASE OF MOUNT SINAI........THE ORIGINAL CHAPEL WAS BUILT IN THE 327 A.D. BY THE EMPRESS HELENA MOTHER OF THE EMPEROR CONSTANTINE.........THE FORTRESS WALLS AND ENLARGED CHURCH WERE BUILT BY THE EMPEROR JUSTINIAN IN 534 A.D......DEFENSIVELY IT'S IN A BAD POSITION FOR A FORTRESS.......BUT TODAY IT IS PICTURESQUE STANDING LIKE A GUARD FOR THE MOUNTAIN ITSELF.......SOMETIMES KNOWN AS "GEBEL MUSA".......SOMETIMES AS "THE MOUNTAIN OF MOSES".......SOMETIMES THE TRADITIONAL "MOUNT SINAI" AND EVEN THE "MOUNTAIN OF GOD"......WHATEVER THE NAME...... TO CLIMB TO THE TOP AND SEE ALL THE HIGH MOUNTAIN AREA OF THE SINAI IS A SITE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
 
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