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ETH3612 Ethiopia, Tembien, Tigray Region.  A monks sits at the entrance to Abba Yohanni monastery which was carved into a sheer rockface at Debre Asa sometime after the thirteenth century. The mural is of Abb...
ETH3612
Ethiopia, Tembien, Tigray Region. A monks sits at the entrance to Abba Yohanni monastery which was carved into a sheer rockface at Debre Asa sometime after the thirteenth century. The mural is of Abb...
ETH3584 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  A Priest in the ancient rock hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael reads an old manuscript with the help of sunlight streaming through the only window in the...
ETH3584
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. A Priest in the ancient rock hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael reads an old manuscript with the help of sunlight streaming through the only window in the...
ETH3564 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region.  A deacon with a large crossreads by the light of a taper in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during a midnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethi...
ETH3564
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. A deacon with a large crossreads by the light of a taper in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during a midnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethi...
ETH3511 Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region.  A painting of Mary and Jesus in the church of St. Mary of Tsion. Their exceptionally long fingers signify the painting is in the Gondarine style. Jesus is holding the...
ETH3511
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. A painting of Mary and Jesus in the church of St. Mary of Tsion. Their exceptionally long fingers signify the painting is in the Gondarine style. Jesus is holding the...
ETH3195 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Korkor.  A large wild fig tree with the weathered red sandstone columns and peaks of the beautiful Gheralta Mountains in the distance.
ETH3195
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Korkor. A large wild fig tree with the weathered red sandstone columns and peaks of the beautiful Gheralta Mountains in the distance.
ETH2616 Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman at the entrance to her home.  Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their forehea...
ETH2616
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman at the entrance to her home. Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their forehea...
ETH2614 Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman in her neat home.  The people are deeply religious Coptic Christians and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this woman.
ETH2614
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman in her neat home. The people are deeply religious Coptic Christians and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this woman.
ETH2606 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. The interior of the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha is richly adorned with post-17th century paintings depicting biblical scenes.
ETH2606
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. The interior of the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha is richly adorned with post-17th century paintings depicting biblical scenes.
ETH2602 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. An old Coptic priest outside the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha.
ETH2602
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. An old Coptic priest outside the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha.
ETH1068 A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old, beautifully illustrated bible beside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi. The bible's script is Ge'ez, the liturgical...
ETH1068
A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old, beautifully illustrated bible beside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi. The bible's script is Ge'ez, the liturgical...
ETH1077 A Tigray woman has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead while two silver crosses hang round her neck. The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply re...
ETH1077
A Tigray woman has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead while two silver crosses hang round her neck. The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply re...
ETH3618 Ethiopia, Mekele, Tigray Region.  A beautifully painted blind triple window in the eighteenth century church of Selassie Chelakot depicts Mary, the holy virgin, flanked by holy virgins worthy of enter...
ETH3618
Ethiopia, Mekele, Tigray Region. A beautifully painted blind triple window in the eighteenth century church of Selassie Chelakot depicts Mary, the holy virgin, flanked by holy virgins worthy of enter...
ETH3614 Ethiopia, Tembien, Tigray Region.  A mural of Archangel Mikael on a pillar in the rock-hewn monastery of Abba Yohanni.
ETH3614
Ethiopia, Tembien, Tigray Region. A mural of Archangel Mikael on a pillar in the rock-hewn monastery of Abba Yohanni.
ETH3608 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  An Ethiopian Orthodox priest displays a very rare fifteenth century ceremonial fan made of parchment at the entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Ab...
ETH3608
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. An Ethiopian Orthodox priest displays a very rare fifteenth century ceremonial fan made of parchment at the entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Ab...
ETH3590 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  A priest looks out of the only window in the rock-hewn church of Abuna Yemata which was carved into a sandstone pillar around the sixth century.  The view...
ETH3590
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. A priest looks out of the only window in the rock-hewn church of Abuna Yemata which was carved into a sandstone pillar around the sixth century. The view...
ETH3586 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  A priest stands outside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Abuna Yemata, which was carved into a sandstone pillar around the sixth century.  The clim...
ETH3586
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. A priest stands outside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Abuna Yemata, which was carved into a sandstone pillar around the sixth century. The clim...
ETH3582 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  The central dome of the ancient rock-hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael with its beautiful blue and yellow frescoes depicting twelve Elders of the Apocalyp...
ETH3582
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. The central dome of the ancient rock-hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael with its beautiful blue and yellow frescoes depicting twelve Elders of the Apocalyp...
ETH3580 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  The attractive transept of the ancient rock-hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael with its beautiful blue and yellow frescoes.
ETH3580
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. The attractive transept of the ancient rock-hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael with its beautiful blue and yellow frescoes.
ETH3577 Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region.  The ancient basilica church of Abuna Gebre Mikael was excavated in a solid dome of rock high in the scenic Gheralta Mountains.
ETH3577
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. The ancient basilica church of Abuna Gebre Mikael was excavated in a solid dome of rock high in the scenic Gheralta Mountains.
ETH3575 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region.  An old Priest leans on his prayer stick in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during amidnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethiopian NewYear.
ETH3575
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. An old Priest leans on his prayer stick in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during amidnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethiopian NewYear.
ETH3574 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region.  A Priest chants with sistra and prayer stick in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during amidnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethiopian NewYear...
ETH3574
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. A Priest chants with sistra and prayer stick in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during amidnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethiopian NewYear...
ETH3572 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region.  Priests chant with their sistras to the accompaniment of drums in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa- Atsbeha during a midnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, t...
ETH3572
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. Priests chant with their sistras to the accompaniment of drums in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa- Atsbeha during a midnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, t...
ETH3559 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. A striking wall mural in therock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha celebrates the victory of troops armed with lances over Egyptians at the battle of Gundet in...
ETH3559
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. A striking wall mural in therock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha celebrates the victory of troops armed with lances over Egyptians at the battle of Gundet in...
ETH3546 Ethiopia, Takatisfi, Tigray Region, Mikael Milhayzenghi church.  This small simple rock-hewn church was excavated from solid rock about the 8th century.  It features a beautifully carved low relief do...
ETH3546
Ethiopia, Takatisfi, Tigray Region, Mikael Milhayzenghi church. This small simple rock-hewn church was excavated from solid rock about the 8th century. It features a beautifully carved low relief do...
ETH3544 Ethiopia, Takatisfi, Tigray Region, Petros & Paulos church.  The eyes of the Archangels Mikael and Rafael are focused on Mary and Jesus in this fresco on the arch leading to the sanctuary.
ETH3544
Ethiopia, Takatisfi, Tigray Region, Petros & Paulos church. The eyes of the Archangels Mikael and Rafael are focused on Mary and Jesus in this fresco on the arch leading to the sanctuary.
ETH3540 Ethiopia, Nebelet, Tigray Region.  A priest sits in an alcove of the vestibule of the rock-hewn church of Wukro Maryam surrounded by prayer sticks. This alcove was once reserved for the bishop.
ETH3540
Ethiopia, Nebelet, Tigray Region. A priest sits in an alcove of the vestibule of the rock-hewn church of Wukro Maryam surrounded by prayer sticks. This alcove was once reserved for the bishop.
ETH3539 Ethiopia, Nebelet, Tigray Region.  A priest reads a prayer book by the light cast from a large wooden door in the rock-hewn church of Wukro Maryam. The top and bottom hinges of the door are rounded wo...
ETH3539
Ethiopia, Nebelet, Tigray Region. A priest reads a prayer book by the light cast from a large wooden door in the rock-hewn church of Wukro Maryam. The top and bottom hinges of the door are rounded wo...
ETH3534 Ethiopia, Maryam Quiat, Tigray Region.  A pillar mural painted on cloth inside Mary Quiat rock-hewn church depicts Abuna Yohannes and his pupil Abuna Gabre Nazrawi and below them, Abba Samuel riding h...
ETH3534
Ethiopia, Maryam Quiat, Tigray Region. A pillar mural painted on cloth inside Mary Quiat rock-hewn church depicts Abuna Yohannes and his pupil Abuna Gabre Nazrawi and below them, Abba Samuel riding h...
ETH3533 Ethiopia, Maryam Quiat, Tigray Region.  A pillar mural inside Mary Quiat rock-hewn church depicts the Ethiopian Saint Gebre Manfus Qeddus. In Ethiopian iconography, he is covered with hair with lions...
ETH3533
Ethiopia, Maryam Quiat, Tigray Region. A pillar mural inside Mary Quiat rock-hewn church depicts the Ethiopian Saint Gebre Manfus Qeddus. In Ethiopian iconography, he is covered with hair with lions...
ETH3520 Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region.  The interior of Arbata Entsessa church is a riot of colour.  The ceiling above the east and north walls of the sanctuary is painted with archangels known as kirubel.
ETH3520
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. The interior of Arbata Entsessa church is a riot of colour. The ceiling above the east and north walls of the sanctuary is painted with archangels known as kirubel.
ETH3517 Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region.  Church deacons of the Ethiopian Orthodox religion lead an early morning candlelight procession carrying a heavy cross and bible to celebrate the patron saint of St. Ma...
ETH3517
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. Church deacons of the Ethiopian Orthodox religion lead an early morning candlelight procession carrying a heavy cross and bible to celebrate the patron saint of St. Ma...
ETH3514 Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region.  Church deacons of the Ethiopian Orthodox religion carry a heavy cross and bible at an early morning candlelight parade to celebrate the patron saint of St. Mary of Tsi...
ETH3514
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. Church deacons of the Ethiopian Orthodox religion carry a heavy cross and bible at an early morning candlelight parade to celebrate the patron saint of St. Mary of Tsi...
ETH3512 Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region.  The archangels Mikael and Rafael, the protectors of Mary, are painted on the doors leading to the sanctuary of the 17th Century church of St. Mary of Tsion.
ETH3512
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. The archangels Mikael and Rafael, the protectors of Mary, are painted on the doors leading to the sanctuary of the 17th Century church of St. Mary of Tsion.
IBLGVA04645107 Bungalow of the Gheralta Lodge in front of the Gheralta Mountain Massif, Hawzen, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Africa
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Bungalow of the Gheralta Lodge in front of the Gheralta Mountain Massif, Hawzen, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Africa
ETH3495 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Nebelet.  Two Tigray women walk to market. The lady on the right has a cross tattooed on her forehead to denote her Christianity. This practice is still common in rural areas.
ETH3495
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Nebelet. Two Tigray women walk to market. The lady on the right has a cross tattooed on her forehead to denote her Christianity. This practice is still common in rural areas.
ETH3491 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Tembien.  A priest at Gebriel Wukien ancient rock-hewn church reads a passage from the bible with the aid of a taper.
ETH3491
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Tembien. A priest at Gebriel Wukien ancient rock-hewn church reads a passage from the bible with the aid of a taper.
ETH3201 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Axum.  An attractive young Ethiopian woman with distinctive hairstyle and jewellery.
ETH3201
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Axum. An attractive young Ethiopian woman with distinctive hairstyle and jewellery.
ETH3020 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta Mountains, Guh.  Many ancient rock-hewn churches are situated in the ruggedly beautiful red sandstone Gheralta Mountains. Abune Yemata church was excavated in the wal...
ETH3020
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta Mountains, Guh. Many ancient rock-hewn churches are situated in the ruggedly beautiful red sandstone Gheralta Mountains. Abune Yemata church was excavated in the wal...
ETH3009 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta.  A typical scene outside a Tigrayan homestead with cattle trampling on teff cereal to separate the grain from the chaff.
ETH3009
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta. A typical scene outside a Tigrayan homestead with cattle trampling on teff cereal to separate the grain from the chaff.
ETH3008 Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta.  Typical Tigrayan homesteads whose dwelling houses have stone walls and flat, earth-covered roofs. Crops are often dried or stored on these roofs or on those of the...
ETH3008
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta. Typical Tigrayan homesteads whose dwelling houses have stone walls and flat, earth-covered roofs. Crops are often dried or stored on these roofs or on those of the...
ETH2619 Ethiopia, Wukro, Tigray Region. A large ceremonial drum with an attendant inside the crooked cruciform semi-monolithic church of Wukro Cherkos.
ETH2619
Ethiopia, Wukro, Tigray Region. A large ceremonial drum with an attendant inside the crooked cruciform semi-monolithic church of Wukro Cherkos.
ETH2618 Ethiopia, Wukro, Tigray Region. The faade of the crooked cruciform semi-monolithic church of Wukro Cherkos.
ETH2618
Ethiopia, Wukro, Tigray Region. The faade of the crooked cruciform semi-monolithic church of Wukro Cherkos.
ETH2615 Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman and her son.  Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this wom...
ETH2615
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman and her son. Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this wom...
ETH2613 Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman in her home.  The people are deeply religious Coptic Christians and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this woman.
ETH2613
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman in her home. The people are deeply religious Coptic Christians and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this woman.
ETH2609 Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. The interior of the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha is richly adorned with post-17th century paintings depicting biblical scenes.
ETH2609
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. The interior of the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha is richly adorned with post-17th century paintings depicting biblical scenes.
AF16MZW0601 Debre Damo Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Debre Damo Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia
AF16MZW0593 Debre Damo Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia
AF16MZW0593
Debre Damo Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia
EH01139 Ethiopia, Aksum, Enda Iyesus Church, Murals
EH01139
Ethiopia, Aksum, Enda Iyesus Church, Murals
EH01136 Ethiopia, Aksum, Enda Iyesus Church
EH01136
Ethiopia, Aksum, Enda Iyesus Church
EH01132 Ethiopia, Aksum, Yeha, Church of Abuna Aftse
EH01132
Ethiopia, Aksum, Yeha, Church of Abuna Aftse
EH01120 Ethiopia, Aksum, Northern Stelae Park, King Ezana's stele, Apex of stelea
EH01120
Ethiopia, Aksum, Northern Stelae Park, King Ezana's stele, Apex of stelea
ETH1060 The rock-hewn church of Abune Yemata in the Gheralta Mountains near Guh is renowned for its truly remarkable murals.  The fifteenth-century mural on its domed ceiling depicts nine of the twelve apostl...
ETH1060
The rock-hewn church of Abune Yemata in the Gheralta Mountains near Guh is renowned for its truly remarkable murals. The fifteenth-century mural on its domed ceiling depicts nine of the twelve apostl...
ETH1069 Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two-hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion. The access to the church is along...
ETH1069
Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two-hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion. The access to the church is along...
ETH1064 In the golden light of early morning, the spectacular Gheralta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia dwarf Tigray homesteads built on the Hawzien Plain hundreds of feet below.  Flat-roofed stone houses, whic...
ETH1064
In the golden light of early morning, the spectacular Gheralta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia dwarf Tigray homesteads built on the Hawzien Plain hundreds of feet below. Flat-roofed stone houses, whic...
ETH1065 Close to Degum, the rock-hewn church of Debretsion stands on top of a massif, which forms part of the spectacular Gheralta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia. A Tigray homestead stands on the arid Hawzien...
ETH1065
Close to Degum, the rock-hewn church of Debretsion stands on top of a massif, which forms part of the spectacular Gheralta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia. A Tigray homestead stands on the arid Hawzien...
ETH1070 Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two-hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion. The access to the church is along...
ETH1070
Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two-hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion. The access to the church is along...
HMS3611590 Ethiopia, Tigray, Gulmessa, Maryam church
HMS3611590
Ethiopia, Tigray, Gulmessa, Maryam church
HMS3611585 Ethiopia, Tigray, Aksum, Young bride wearing a ceremonial crown
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Ethiopia, Tigray, Aksum, Young bride wearing a ceremonial crown
ETH3732 An aerial view of the entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Maryam Korkor.  With five bays hewn from solid rock behind the modern protective entrance, it is the largest and architecturally one o...
ETH3732
An aerial view of the entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Maryam Korkor. With five bays hewn from solid rock behind the modern protective entrance, it is the largest and architecturally one o...
ETH3731 The interior of the ancient and most important âcross-in-squareâ rock-hewn church of Abreha wa-Atsbeha. On the pillar to the right is a fresco of our Lady of Quesquam, a rare representation of M...
ETH3731
The interior of the ancient and most important âcross-in-squareâ rock-hewn church of Abreha wa-Atsbeha. On the pillar to the right is a fresco of our Lady of Quesquam, a rare representation of M...
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