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The Chapel at Al Bustan

To the west of Mount Sinai, there is a walled compound with a chapel and monastic cells. The area around the chapel has been planted with grape vines, olive trees, and almond trees. The place is called Al Bustan, which means ‘flower garden’. This comes into Greek as Μποστάνι. The site was originally isolated, but in recent years the Gebeliya bedouin town of Katrin has expanded until it is now adjacent to the compound.

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