The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians. The site is also revered by followers of Islam (Wikipedia).

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians. The site is also revered by followers of Islam (Wikipedia).

St. Catherine's Monastery. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus.[3][4] A small town with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City, has grown around the monastery.

St. Catherine's Monastery. The site contains the world's oldest continually operating library, possessing many unique books including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus.[3][4] A small town with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City, has grown around the monastery.

Camel Parking - Saint Catherine's Monastery - Mount Sinai - Egypt

Egypt: Saint Catherine's Monastery et al

St. Catherine`s Monastery, Mount Sinai.  Drink ouzo with the Greek Orthodox monks at the monastery.

St. Catherine`s Monastery, Mount Sinai. Drink ouzo with the Greek Orthodox monks at the monastery.

Saint Catherine Monastery, in the Sinai Pennínsula. She was Constantine's mother, and she decided that the Holly Mountain was on that location.  EGYPT

Saint Catherine Monastery, in the Sinai Pennínsula. She was Constantine's mother, and she decided that the Holly Mountain was on that location. EGYPT

Saint Catherine Monastyry, commonly known as Santa Katerina. Located at the Sinai Peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sinai.  EGYPT.

Saint Catherine Monastyry, commonly known as Santa Katerina. Located at the Sinai Peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sinai. EGYPT.

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