El-Tor

El-Tor

El-Tor, formerly Raithu, is the capital of South Sinai Governorate of Egypt. The name of the city comes from the Arabic name of the mountain where the prophet Moses received the tablets from God; this mountain is called Jabal Al Tor. El-Tor area includes Hammam Musa or Baths of Moses and the Raithu or Rutho monastery that was commissioned in the 6th century by Byzantine emperor Justinian.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: South Sinai Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 6th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Rutho Monastery

Date of Submission: 1994

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