Ethiopia 1969 Reel 21 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:42
Film ID F16-0364
Film Description Reel 21 of 65
Unedited travelogue


Reel 21 of 65
Unedited travelogue

Cat. Reel 364
1969: Reel 21: Ethiopia. April 7. Lalibela.

Golgotha Michael Church: [Bete Golgotha] very dark interior.
Golgotha Michael [Bete Golgotha]: Cleft between rock cliff and church.
Boy in skin clothing.
Cleft or channel in rock.
Branch and stone corral in yard: jug, mortar, stone tukul with exterior stairway, note two story,(pan shot).
House numbers.
Crude clay vessel.
Straw covered stone tukuls:
Bread covers drying.
Stone and thatch tukul, yard
Bread cover.
Clay pots.
Covered, stone flour mill.
Large clay vessel.
Stone tukuls (distant view).
Church of St. George, view from above: cross-shaped, excavation
walls, stone water spout. (Best indication of monolithic construction
Side views: window decorations.
Stone bell.
Square pool, tunnels or tombs.
Priest at entrance.
Priest and carpet at entrance to St. George Church [Bete Giyorgis] (mcu).
Sidewalks and tunnel: view from entrance.
Priest reading book.
Priest's paraphernalia on rug.
Channels, entrances, tombs in stone.
Book: 800 years old, new goatskin binding.
Low entrance view from indoors.
Seat made from cleft stick.
Priest's paraphernalia on steps. Tunnel leading to Mercurious
Church [Bete Merkorios] from Emanuel Church.[Bete Amanuel]
Tunnel corridor.
Lock mechanism: stone bolt hole.
Painting in Mercurious Church [Bete Merkorios]: three mural decorations (a great treasure of Ethiopia).
Pillars exposed through fallen side of Mercurious Church [Bete Merkorios]
Reconstructed altar.
Wooden private door on way to Bet Abba Libanos.
Abba Libanos Church: front view entrance, windows.
Incense burner: censor on chain.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Churches, Antiquities, Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Lalibela, Antiquities, Christianity
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