Just got back from filming at St Catherine's Monastery. Situated in the foothills of the Sinai mountains in Egypt, it is the oldest continuously inhabited monastery in the world. Built at the supposed site God appeared to Moses in the burning bush, it has existed for seventeen centuries. Home to Greek Orthodox monks, it attracts pilgrims from all over the world who are drawn by its history and its symbol of peace, for which it stands.
The library in the monastery contains arguably the most important collection of ancient manuscripts and early printed books in the world. However the room is in danger of collapsing, so funding has been provided to restore the walls and create a new safe library to house these important antiquities. I was part of the film crew comissioned to document the process.