A historic library in Egypt reopens doors following renovations


An ancient library in Egypt has been reopened in St Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai.

The ceremony took place on Saturday after the renovations that took three years were completed.

The library holds the world’s second-largest collection f early codices and manuscripts, the monastery’s archbishop Monk Damyanos explained.

St Catherine’s is a Unesco World Heritage and is the main tourist attraction in Sinah, it was founded in the 6th century.

Several western ambassadors and Egyptian officials attended the ceremony on Saturday.