Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mount Sinai, Egypt

Digital Image Copyright (c) 2010. Frank H. McClung Museum, The University of Tennessee.

Mount Sinai is a 2,285-metre (7,497 ft) high mountain near Saint Catherine in the Sinai region. It is next to Mount St. Catherine (at 2,629 m/8,625 ft, the highest peak in Egypt). It is surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range.

Lowry refers to the mountain in his novel Under The Volcano when Hugh recalls; "So that going through the Suez he was not conscious of sphinxes, Ismailia, nor Mt Sinai.." (Pg. 166).

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