Sinai in the South, rises to 2,285mtr. It is the place where
God is believed to have revealed the Ten Commandments to Moses.
That, at least, is the overwhelming belief, that has drawn pilgrims
for over a thousand years.
no archaeological evidence of Moses' presence on the mountain
exists, there are abundant relics of faith which have accumulated
throughout the eons. Ancient chapels and structures honouring
various saints and the Virgin Mary appear all along the main
route, called Sikket Saydna Musa ("The Path of Moses"). These
include a stone-hewn arch where, long ago, a monk once sat
to hear the confession of the pilgrims.
the summit, one encounters the natural amphitheatre where
the 70 wise men waited while God spoke with Moses. Finally
at the top is a small chapel and mosque.