Jebel Musa


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a promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar

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At Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gib, you can stare across to North Africa and the mountain of Jebel Musa which along with Gibraltar's Rock makes up the two ancient Pillars of Hercules.
Nonetheless, the traditional location for Sinai at the Jebel Musa near the southern tip of the peninsula continues to be accepted as the most likely site given what is known about ancient trade routes through these wilderness areas.
The city receives tourists from different nationalities to visit the oldest constantly inhabited monastery in the world, built on the site where Moses (Prophet Musa) talked to God and received the Ten Commandments on a mountain known as Jebel Musa (Musa Mountain).
The northern Pillar is the Rock of Gibraltar; the identity of the southern Pillar has been disputed throughout history but the two most likely candidates are considered to be Monte Hacho in Ceuta and Jebel Musa in Morocco.
To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the huge 1,300ft-high lump of limestone was one of the two pillars of Hercules (the other was Mount Jebel Musa across the strait in Morocco) which formed the edge of the known world.