Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monastery of Saint Catherine of Mt. Sinai Lecture

The Embassy of Italy is proud to host a lecture on the conservation of the sixth-century icon of the transfiguration at the monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai. The lecture, given by distinguished archaeologist and founder of the Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica Roberto Nardi, will present the fascinating story of conservation of the magnificent mosaic icon. Minister Counselor of Cultural Affairs from the Embassy of Greece, Zoe Kosmidou, will also be sharing some remarks.

Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai is known to be one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and has an extensive collection of icons. The monastery's location at the foot of Mount Sinai is particularly noteworthy to Christians, as Mount Sinai is the mountain upon which Christians believe Moses received the Ten Commandments.

The event will take place on Monday, March 26 at 7:00pm at the Embassy of Italy's auditorium. For more information, and to RSVP, please visit:

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