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St. Catherine’s Monastery: Behind Sacred Doors

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Stepping through the ancient Justinian door of St. Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt is an unforgettable experience. This living UNESCO World Heritage site has stood...

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Lizy Manola is a Greek-born photographer. After studying photography in Athens while attending university, she freelanced and shot numerous documentary photo stories. Over the last ten years, she has traveled to and worked in places around the world where culture and everyday life meet to preserve the local authenticity, including Egypt. She is now involved in a long-term personal project about religious ceremonies in one-of-a-kind worship places and has exhibited her work in Athens and other locations worldwide. She is also the author of Ethiopian Highlands (Assouline, 2014).

The Classics Collection

St. Catherine’s Monastery: Behind Sacred Doors

$105 USD

Nothing could have prepared me for the feelings I actually felt once I’d come face- to-face with St. Catherine’s of Sinai. The Monastery stood more like a castle, less like a convent: towering mountains all around, a wild, natural beauty.

— Lizy Manola

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Page count

296 pages

Number of illustrations

over 300



Released on

November 2023


W 11.85 x L 154 x D 1.97 in

Cover materials

Silk hardcover




6.2 lb

Lizy Manola, Nikolaos L. Fyssas

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