National Geographic : 1927 Dec
JOURNEY'S END FOR MANY A VISITOR TO SINAI Permission to enter or reside in the Monastery of St. Catherine must be obtained from the Archbishop ofSinai, inCairo. Other letters ofintro duction are useless. More than one distinguished visitor has been halted at this doorway, so narrow and heavily barred that asquad ofsappers would have difficulty in forcing it. At sunset it is closed and barred for the night.