Ethiopia 1969 Reel 14 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:49
Film ID F16-0357
Film Description Reel 14 of 65
Unedited travelogue


Cat. Reel 357 1969: Reel 14: Ethiopia. April 1. Aksum.

Rolling water drums up a hill.
Water well.
Large stellae (purpose unknown, although chambers at bases are probably tombs: carved to represent many-story building (pan shot).
Stela carved as building.
Door, "lock," carved in stone (cu).
A game "board:" indentations on base of stela.
Treasure: Royal crowns, cross, drum, a priest.
Three crowns (cu).
Square gold crown.
Seven shots of crowns: some bejeweled.
Large perforated metal cross, priest.
Nine shots of crowns: one with painting, one with script (cu).
Priest in gold embroidered robe, with metal cross (mcu, cu).
Six paintings in a psalm book (good color).
Script in psalm book.
Stone, domed treasury house: note fence.
500 year old church, still in use: note water spouts, bell house,
some stone carving.
Fallen stela showing details: holes may be for missing bronze plate (Axum).
Stellae: general view.
Section of carved stela (cu).
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Aksum, Antiquities, Churches