Factual Friday

  
St. Catherine’s Monastery, almost 1,500 years old, stands at the base of Mount Sinai on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Built between 527 and 561 on the orders of Emperor Justinian.

Travel trivia: St. Catherine’s is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited Christian monasteries.

Photograph by Fernando Moleres, Panos Pictures

Via http://natgeotravel.tumblr.com/post/103073834891/st-catherines-monastery-egypt-picture