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... do not come near;
put off your shoes from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."
The Story: Exodus.
Monastery of St Catherine, Sinai.
Left: monastery from St Catherine's mount. Mount Sinai in the background.
Above: The monastery with part of the monastery gardens to the right.
The monastery church, dedicated to the blessed Virgin Mary, is the building backing towards the nearside corner tower.
The Monastery was founded by the Emperor Justinian in 527ce.
Illustration: "Sinai and the Monastery of St Catherine," by John Galey. Massada, 1980.