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Ethopia 1969 Reel 14 of 65


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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
Tags: Aksum | Antiquities | Axum | Churches | Ethiopian Orthodox painting | Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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