Muslims protect ancient Christian manuscripts, and thrilling archaeological nes

Fr Justin

Fr Justin is helping to share online the historic manuscripts in an ancient Sinai monastery

In 625AD, Mohammed signed a charter “in aid of the Christians” with a gold handprint. A copy of this, guaranteeing the monastery’s protection, hangs in the museum.

The Jebelaya tribe, local Bedouins, who have helped protect and run the monastery since it was built, are Muslim.

St Catherine's monastery

The monastery has had to survive centuries of political upheavals in the Middle East

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