Saint Catherine's Monastery facts for kids
The monastery, with Willow Peak (traditionally considered Mount Horeb) in the background
|Order||Church of Sinai|
|Location||Saint Catherine, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt|
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|Official name: Saint Catherine Area|
|Criteria:||i, iii, iv, vi|
|Designated:||2002 (26th session)|
Saint Catherine's Monastery lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, near the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt. The monastery is named after Catherine of Alexandria.
Built between 548 and 565, the monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus.
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