National Geographic : 1948 Dec
Hospitable Hosts to the Expedition Were Greek Orthodox Monks of St. Catherine's Monastery, atthe Base ofMount Sinai In the front row (center) sits the Superior, with his three councilors. At left crouches Father Nile, kindly, humorous master offivelanguages and many skills. Beard less, or relatively so, are the three novices in the rear. All the monks are here but the icon painter, who wasunaware oftwo world wars (page 806).