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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Detail of a group of priests.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Image of hell.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The holy trinity (Father, Son and Holy Ghost).
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Painting about a canibal.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Saints on doors.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Salome and the beheading of John The Baptist.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Two figures with a snake, one with an Ethiopian cross.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Figure riding a lion.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Fire and a crucifix.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Fish speared with trident by a figure with Arab style shoes.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Church drums, used to call the faithful to prayer.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Kebran Gabriel
 The arched cloister of Kebran Gabriel.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Kebran Gabriel
 Wooden window with decorated metal grill.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Kebran Gabriel
 Incense burners and books at the Kebran Gabriel museum.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Kebran Gabriel
 Delicately carved window.
Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls
 A 17th century Portuguese stone bridge.
Ethiopia
Northern Amhara
Maksegnit
 Gondar style castle near Maksegnit.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Royal Enclosure at Gondar was capital of Ethiopia from 1636 to 1888.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Royal Enclosure is 70,000 square metres and contains several palaces.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Fasiladas Palace is 32m high and was built by the founder of Gondar.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Fasiladas Palace is made from roughly hewn stone.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Fasiladas made Gondar his capital in 1636 and ruled here until 1667.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Doors and windows of Fasiladas Palace.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 One of the four domed towers of Fasiladas Palace.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Reception Room of Fasiladas Palace is a blend of Indian, Moorish and Portuguese styles.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Moorish style door in Fasiladas Palace.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Narrow doorways in Fasiladas Palace.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 View over the Royal Enclosure.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The palace kitchen.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Palace of Iyasu (who ruled 1682 to 1706).
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The interior of the Palace of Iyasu.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Palace of Yohannes (ruled 1667 to 1682).
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Archive of Fasiladas was once a palace.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 Detail of the Archive of Fasiladas' tower.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 View from inside the Archive of Fasiladas.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Hall of Dawit (ruled 1716 to 1721) was a ceremonial music venue.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Hall of Dawit.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The interior of the Hall of Dawit.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Lion House of Dawit. Lions were kept here until 1992.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 A second Lion House built by Haile Selassie.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Turkish baths.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Stables and Banqueting Hall of Bakaffa (ruled 1721 to 1730).
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Palace of Mentewab, queen of Bakaffa.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Royal Enclosure
 The Royal Enclosure contains many buildings.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Fasiladas Baths
 Fasiladas Baths is a ceremonial bathing site.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Fasiladas Baths
 The small palace was a residence for royalty when they bathed in the pool.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Fasiladas Baths
 The wall around the enclosure has several towers.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Fasiladas Baths
 Tree roots enveloping the stone walls.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Fasiladas Baths
 Tree enveloping a wall.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The 18th century Debre Berhan Selassie Church is rectangular with a curved rear.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The church is made of brick and has two thatched roofs.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The roof cross.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The interior is painted with Biblical scenes.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The ceiling is covered with winged cherubs.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 18th century wall paintings cover the inside of the church.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 Detail from the wall paintings.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The devil and hell.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 Jesus washing feet.
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The Last Supper.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Northern Stelae Field contains over 120 stelae (coumns) built over tombs.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The stelaes date from 400 BC to about the 5th century AD.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The unfinished stele lies partially complete in the ground.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Great Stele is 33m long, the largest stele ever constructed.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Great Stele fell during its eection 1600 years ago.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Great Stele is granite and is covered with carvings.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 Walia Ibex carved on the upper part of the Great Stele.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Tomb of the False Door dates from the 5th century AD.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Tomb of the False Door is named after this carving over the entrance.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The sarcophagus inside the Tomb of the False Door.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The single chamber of the Tomb of the False Door contains superbly constrcted brickwork.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Rome Stele (24.6m high) is the largest stele ever erected and the second largest in Aksum.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Rome Stele is covered with carvings of windows.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The typically Aksumite topping of the Rome Stele.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The base of the Rome Stele. This structure was taken by Benito Mussolini to Rome in 1937 and returned in 2005.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Mausoleum has an entrance hewn from a single slab of granite.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Tomb of Nefas Mawcha has a single slab weighing 360 tonnes.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 King Ezana's Stele is 24m high and remains standing (with help).
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 King Ezana's Stele is carved with windows facing all directions.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The base of King Ezana's Stele is still used for religious ceremonies.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The Tomb of the Brick Arches was excavated in 1974.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Northern Stelae Field
 The early 20th century house of the governor of Tigray.
Ethiopia
Aksum
 The entrance to the 1500 year old Tomb of King Kaleb.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Tomb of Gebre Meskel
 The entrance to the Tomb of Gebre Meskel.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Tomb of Gebre Meskel
 The main burial chamber has an entrance portal carved from a single block of stone.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Tomb of Gebre Meskel
 Three sarcophagi in the main burial chamber.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Tomb of Gebre Meskel
 The stonework fits together very tightly.
Ethiopia
Aksum
 King Ezana's Inscription is written in three languages.
Ethiopia
Aksum
 The Queen of Sheba's Bath is a water resevoir.
Ethiopia
Aksum
King Bazen's Tomb
 The Tomb of King Bazen who reigned 2000 years ago.
Ethiopia
Aksum
King Bazen's Tomb
 One of four burial chambers.
Ethiopia
Aksum
King Bazen's Tomb
 Unfinished burial chambers.
Ethiopia
Aksum
 The Lioness of Godebra is carved on a large boulder.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Queen of Sheba Palace
 The Queen of Sheba Palace is the residence of a nobleman.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Queen of Sheba Palace
 The building has typical Aksumnite features.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Queen of Sheba Palace
 The palace overlooked by Mount Godebra.
Ethiopia
Aksum
Queen of Sheba Palace
 The flagstones of the throne room.
Ethiopia
Aksum
 The Gudit Stelae Field.
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 Painting of St George killing the dragon with elements of the Perseus-Andromeda story.
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The deacon displaying one of the old Bibles written in Ge'ez.
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The Old St Mary of Zion Church was built by Fasiladas in 1665. Only males can visit.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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