Friday, September 29, 2006
Sunrise atop Mt Sinai on the desolate Sinai Peninsula
In the southern end is the Mount of Moses - Jebel Musa - and Mt. Sinai. Both are much visited by pilgrims.
TE Lawrence crossed the Sinai during WWI. According to legend, the Holy family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, crossed the Sinai and made a trek through Egypt.
In 1991 I went to Egypt on a Fulbright Seminar and visited the Sinai. We hiked up the Mt of Moses at night and arrived in time to observe the sunrise over the Biblical land below us.