|Elevation||2,629 m (8,625 ft) |
|Prominence||2,404 m (7,887 ft) |
|Listing||Country high point|
|Location||Sinai Peninsula, Egypt|
The name is derived from the Christian tradition that angels transported to this mountain the body of the martyred Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
On the north of Mount Catherine, arcahaeologists uncovered a cave with paintings of people and animals in red pigment dates back to the Chalcolithic Period, circa 5th-4th millennium BCE in 2020, in January. According to John Darnell, red painted images are not as common as engraved images and text. The painting resembling a camel shows that at least some of the graffiti is not older than the first millennium BC and may belong to later period. The cave was filled with graffiti from different periods over time.