Friday, September 05, 2014

History Spotlight: Ancient Ethiopian Churches

BBC Travel has a fascinating account of a journey to visit the ancient Christian churches of Ethiopia. These frescoed buildings are tucked away in thousand foot cliffs and require a physically (and mentally) challenging climb up hundreds of feet of rock. The caretakers guide visitors up heart-poundingly precarious sheer rock faces. Due to their isolated positions the churches are stunningly preserved and feature Orthodox frescoes. 

Click here for more photos and an account of a journalist's pilgrimage to see these amazing sacred sites. 

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