Cairo , Egypt
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Visit Moses Mountain and St. Catherine Monastery
 

At 11:00 p.m., drive from hotel, led by our guide. Early morning at 02:00 a.m. arrive to St. Catherine area to ascend the Moses Mountain, which is 2,285 m high. To get to the top of the Mountain riding camels is the best way. Climbing the Mountain on foot is not difficult. Prophet Moses received from god the tables of Law known as the Ten Commandments. The view on the summit is particularly spectacular at sunrise and overlooking the Aqaba harbor. Thereafter at 7:00 a.m., descend the Mountain to visit St. Catherine's Monastery, the Basilica Church of the transfiguration, dedicated to one of Alexander’s rulers "St. Catherine", who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith, then visit the burning bush, from which god allegedly spoke to Prophet Moses, the chapel of St Helena's Emperor Justinian's wife, thereafter to the second world religiously significant library after the Vatican's, contains over 5000 books and 3000 manuscripts, most in Greek, Arabic, Syrian, Russian, Persian Ethiopian and including some of the earliest copies of the new Testament. Then proceed to the crypt of monks' skeleton and the chapel of St. Typhoon. At 10:00 a.m. drive back to Sharm El Sheikh.

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