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Old Refectory in St. Catherine's monastery

The Old Refectory is actually one of the most interesting structures in the compound. This oblong hall with pointed Gothic arches preserves stone carvings with Prankish inscriptions and coats-of-arms, symbols of the Crusader knights.

Old Refectory in St. Catherine's monastery

The Old Refectory is actually one of the most interesting structures in the compound. This oblong hall with pointed Gothic arches preserves stone carvings with Prankish inscriptions and coats-of-arms, symbols of the Crusader knights. The small conch is decorated with a 16th century painting showing the Hospitality of Abraham, in which the three angels symbolize the Holy Trinity. A monumental composition, dating to 1573, of the Last Judgment covers the entire surface of the wall. The long narrow wooden dinning table, placed in the middle of the hall, was made and carved in Corfu, in the 17th century. On it are carved representations of angels and flowers in rococo style.
 

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