One of my history assignments was to choose an Early Christian art piece or architecture and discuss the impact of having a patron. The Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt was quite intesting and has a rich history.
Something I found funny was the fact that it was built where they believe the original burning bush is located. There is no other bush like this in all the world, from what I could gather, so that makes it a prime suspect for people. Some photos show a fire extinguisher next to it… people are so funny.
The link below will pull up my overview of the patronism over the past 2000 years (don’t worry, it is not detailed and I only hit the highlights):