SINAI PENINSULA : EGYPT

*Location:

   St.Catherine's Monastery
   Moses Mountain (foothills)
   southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
   LL: N 28.55591, E 33.97622
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   For Sunday services and feast days.
   (Semantron used for matins and vespers.)

*Remarks:

   Gift(s) of the Tsar(s) of Russia

*Technical data:

   Zvon of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1871
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010
*Links:

A tourism page on the physical components of the monastery has photos and ground plan of the monastery, a photo of the tower and one in the belfry.

A very long blog about south Sinai includes a description of St.Catherine's monastery, with a paragraph about the bell tower.

A tour page has two aerial photos showing the monastery's location.

The Wikipedia article about the monastory does not mention the bell tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all chimes in this region by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in EG.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/02/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/02/20
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net