Ǧebel Mûsā (Sinai) gilt seit dem 6. Jahrhundert als der Berg der Gesetzgebung. Der Weg (Fahrstrasse) von dem Chedive ʻAbbâs I. erbaut. 1914.
Photograph taken from the summit of Gebel El Muneiga next to the chapel of Jethro (Theodores: Tyre and Recurit), looking southwest and showing the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) and its upper-steep section in the centre, Siqqat Abbas Basha along the slope of the Mount, the pointed summit of Gebel Katharina (Egypt's highest summit) to the summit's lower-left, and the second pointed summit of Gebel Zugeir to Katharina's left, from a 5km distance. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
Julian Saba, the Syrian monk, was the first to mention Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) in his account in 363 CE, and Egeria described the monastic life in the vicinity of Wadi El Dier (Biblical Holy Valley) during her pilgrimage from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai in 383 CE. The summit of Gebel Katharina is the traditional site where the monks of Saint Catherine Monastery found the body of the Saint in 7th century CE. The Crusaders of the Holy Land recognized Saint Catherine as the patron saint of the monastery in 11th century CE. Siqqat Abbas Basha was constructed in 19th century CE. Abbas Helmi I, the Khedive of Egypt (1849-54), visited Sinai Peninsula in 1853-54 CE and paved several paths in the vicinity of Mount Sinai and along the pilgrimage routes in the peninsula. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
Plate 93 in portfolio: Bilder aus Palästina. Nord-Arabien und dem Sinai. Berlin : Dietrich Riemer, 1916.
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