Chapel of the Burning Bush
The Fountain of Moses
The Library & Gallery of Icons
The physical heart of St. Catherine's monastery is its Byzantine-style basilica, which was built along with the protective walls in 527 A.D. The basilica has three naves, and its dazzlingly ornate interior contains works of art spanning fifteen centuries. Among the more distinctive pieces are the many lamps which hang from the ceiling in a silvery, glittering constellation, and the impressive mosaics. Lying next to the main alter is a sarcophagus which allegedly holds the remains of St. Catherine herself.
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