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November 09, 2007

The Lake Tana Monestaries



The Monestaries of Lake Tana were founded around the 14th Century. It is rumoured that St Mary spent some time in one of these Monestaries (with Jesus and Joseph) during her travels from Jerusalem to Egypt to escape Herod.

Cross outside of the Island Monestary with Ge'ez inscriptions Cross outside of the Island Monestary with Ge'ez inscriptions

New paintings in the old styleNew paintings in the old style

New paintings in the old styleNew paintings in the old style depicting the birth of Christ

New paintings in the old style depicting St George slaying the dragon New paintings in the old style depicting St George slaying the dragon

New paintings in the old style depicting Noah's ArcNew paintings in the old style depicting Noah's Arc

Home of our first Island MonestaryHome of our first Island Monestary

The trees run right up to the edge of the lakeThe trees run right up to the edge of the lake

An original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane MihretAn original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane Mihret

An original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane MihretAn original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane Mihret

The paintings depict how brutal medieval Ethiopia must have beenThe paintings depict how brutal medieval Ethiopia must have been

Stoning, hanging, decapitation, hanging upside down, burning - early christians were nice peopleStoning, hanging, decapitation, hanging upside down, burning - early christians were nice people

An original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane Mihret

An original 250 year old painting from Ura Kidane Mihret

The circular outer wall of Ura Kidane MihretThe circular outer wall of Ura Kidane Mihret

The DevilThe Devil

An ornate door

The Church Bell

Carved wooden archways

An original wooden window set in the inner wall made of mud and strawAn original wooden window set in the inner wall made of mud and straw

A Stone BellA Stone Bell

Donna soaking up the rays on Lake Tana, EthiopiaDonna soaking up the rays on Lake Tana, Ethiopia

This cruise was sponsored by Fanta This cruise was sponsored by Fanta

A local on a heavily overloaded papyrus boatA local on a heavily overloaded papyrus boat

Looking down into the Rift Valley near Gashena , Northern EthiopiaLooking down into the Rift Valley near Gashena , Northern Ethiopia

The hills near Gashena, Northern EthiopiaThe hills near Gashena, Northern Ethiopia

The hills near Gashena, Northern EthiopiaThe hills near Gashena, Northern Ethiopia

Our fourth puncture for the day on the road form Bahar Dar to Lalibela, EthiopiaOur fourth puncture for the day on the road form Bahar Dar to Lalibela, Ethiopia

     
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