Ethiopia 1969 Reel 5 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:21
Film ID F16-0348
Film Description Reel 5 of 65
Unedited travelogue


Reel 5 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Roch Church of Abraha

Cat. Reel 348 1969: Reel 5: Ethiopia. March 21-22. Mek'ele. Qwiha. Rock Church of Abraha and Sabiha.

Stone "seat" (at Qwiha market).
Eggs, chickens, for sale.
Skin or fabric mats for sale.
Unloading salt slabs from donkey.
Loading salt onto donkey.
Salt slabs, edges protected by reed strips.
Stone tupuls and stone buildings, stone and brush fence (distant).
Building under construction: thin wood.
Using rock to break wood.
Sparsely attended market. Twig firewood (pan.)
Grain, etc. for sale in open sacks, on mats.
Hilltop (Qwiha).
Various scenes: grass huts, men running with grass bundles.
Empty market: stone platforms.
Round stone houses: scenes from road.
Digging into riverbank to give Landrover access.
Rock Church of Abraha and Sabiha (1600 years old) exterior view.
Paintings on cloth, hung on wall (1888) (some scenes underexposed).
Jug, half-buried, possibly for washing.
Tree stump with branches for holding candles.
Paintings on cloth.
Paintings in a book. Amharic writing (good color).
Stone window.
Church: dark interior, a wall painting.
Amharic script in a book.
Rock pillar supporting roof.
Drums: skin drum-head.
Stone building and wall.
Entrance doors in stone cliff face.
Priest. Large decorated cross. Decorated ceremonial umbrellas (cu)
Rock church exterior: old script on shutters.
Church entrance.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
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