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Ethiopia 1969 Reel 12 of 65


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Film Id:F16-0355
Film Description:Reel 12 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Debra Dames


Reel 12 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Debra Dames
Cat. Reel 355 1969: Reel 12: Ethiopia. March 30-31. Debra Dames [?]. Axum. Yeha. Adwa.

Mesa of Debra Dames: west side (pan shot).
Thatched huts in village.
Mesa: west of Debra Dames.
Stone walled compound: stacks of straw.
Flat roofed stone houses.
Grain or herbs drying on skins.
Field of perpendicular rocks.
Mesa: similar to Debra Dames.
Skins: pegged, lying on ground.
Trees lean away from wind.
Geologic cones, worn mesa (pan shot).
Farmlands at base of domes (en-route to Yeha).
Woman, baby,; donkey.
Stone building: small chimney, earth covered roof.
Stone buildings (pan shot),
Village scenes: people, pots, conical straw hut.
Seventh Century Church (restored): entrance, stone steps.
Church: stone carving, insignia over door.
Five paintings: very dark church interior.
Church dome interior: painted wooden beams.
Wooden tripod candle holder.
Insignia over painted entrance door.
Straw hut on stilts: shelter for position to frighten birds.
Market place (in Adwa) (pan shot).
Measuring grain using a cup.
Vegetable line: many umbrellas.
Seeds, etc., with measuring cups (cu).
Market scenes (mcu).
Weaving: vertical foot treadle loom: treadle action, "string and
button" mechanism.
Hairstyling: note uniformity of braids (price depends on size of knots)
Kneading clay (Potter's wheel, modern tools, not much used: rather
shaped bone and piece of goatskin).
Forming base of pot, placing in dirt-dusted bowl (non-stick).
Forming base and sidewalls of pot.
Shaping pot interior, probably using a stone.
Forming lip of pot.
Forming a "nub" on lip of pot, using a moistened leaf.
Forming base of pot: note handle on wooden bowl that holds the clay.
Woman potter: face, hairstyle.
Forming knobs on pot for rope handle.
"Queen of Sheba" Palace (Axum):
Excavations: general view.
Circular stone altars within a wall.
Excavations, stone altar, Stone walls.
Stone step, possibly for throne: good workmanship.
Stone wall: semi-rough, dressed stone at corners, off seat stones.
Dressed stone: one stone showing what may have been base for a column.
Dressed stone.
Trench. Reconstructed wall.
Walls, stonework, dressed stone.
Arch (window?) in wall.
Drainage opening in stone wall.
Two stone drainage channels.
Crude stone stellae or obelisks.
Stone slabs; possibly burial place of Queen of Sheeba.
Stellae or obelisks.
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Watson Kintner
Topics:Adwa, Axum, Yeha, Village life, Marketplaces, Churches, Antiquities
Tags: Adwa | Antiquities | Axum | Churches | Marketplaces | Village life | Yeha
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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