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NOVEMBER 26, 2007

Debre Birhan Selassie



Built int the 1600's, Debre Birhan Selassie is the only church in Gondar that survived the Mahdist Invasions from Sudan, in our opinion it had te best paintings of all the church's we saw in Ethiopia

 

Debre Birhan SelassieDebre Birhan Selassie

Fortified Gateway into Debre Birhan SelassieFortified Gateway into Debre Birhan Selassie

The lion's TailThe lion's Tail

Debre Birhan Selassie

One of twelve turrets surrounding Debre Birhan SelassieOne of twelve turrets surrounding Debre Birhan Selassie

The Gondar Cross - One of twelve turrets surrounding Debre Birhan SelassieThe Gondar Cross - One of twelve turrets surrounding Debre Birhan Selassie

The Gondar Cross - One of twelve turrets surrounding Debre Birhan Selassie

Our Guide at Gondar - SisayOur Guide at Gondar - Sisay

The left wall - depicting St Mary's LifeThe left wall - depicting St Mary's Life

The Right wall - depicting Jesus's LifeThe Right wall - depicting Jesus's Life

The Right wall - depicting Jesus's Life

Each picture tells a biblical taleEach picture tells a biblical tale

Every centimetre of wall was intricatly painted

Each picture tells a biblical tale

The Roof

Knights of the CrusadesKnights of the Crusades

Angels on the Roof

Angels on the Roof

     
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beautiful beautiful beautiful

Shirley - 09 January, 2008

This would have been spectacular to see.

Stella - 30 December, 2007

When you stop and think as you must surely do ----what profound spiritual stirrings these historical, religious and biblical visits in Ethiopia must have on you, or any open-minded traveller. I can understand your intrigue and your stated determination to return to that country. I hope that eventuates some day. Enjoy

William - 16 December, 2007

You really have had a biblical and geographic education. I never realised you would find such ancient buildings in Ethiopia, however they date back to early christianity I guess. What an insight .

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