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St. Catherine's Monastery is located at the foot of Mt Sinai where Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments. The monastery was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565 and is built around what is thought to be Moses' Burning Bush which has a chapel built atop it. In this photo the Bell Tower can be seen. It was built in 1871 and holds 9 bells which were donated by Czar Alexander II of Russia. A Mosque built in 1106 can be seen behind the Bell Tower. The buildings are all dwarfed by Mt Sinai at 2285metres.

St Catherines is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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