19 images for tigray province

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    The entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Mikael Imba,near Atsbi in Ethiopia's most northerly region of Tigray. In all,Tigray has more than 120 rock-hewn churches.

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  • 862-03820372

    Close to Degum, the rock hewn church of Debretsion stands on top of a massif, which forms part of the spectacular Gheralta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia.A Tigray homestead stands on the arid Hawzien Plain hundreds of feet below. Flat roofed stone houses, which are common throughout Tigray Province, may have been introduced into Ethiopia from Arabia as early as 700 BC.

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    A view of the vast,rock-strewn landscape close to Mikael Imba Church,near Atsbi in Ethiopia's most northerly region of Tigray.

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  • 862-03353957

    Aloes add a splash of colour to the parched landscape close to Debre Selam Church,near Atsbi in Ethiopia's most northerly region of Tigray.Flat-roofed stone houses,which are common throughout Tigray Province,may have been introduced into Ethiopia from Arabia as early as 700 BC.

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  • 862-03353956

    A Tigray homestead overlooks the spectacular Gheralta Mountains in Northern Ethiopia. Flat-roofed stone houses,which are common throughout Tigray Province,may have been introduced into Ethiopia from Arabia as early as 700 BC.

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  • 862-03820378

    Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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  • 862-03820379

    Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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  • 862-03820375

    Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion.The spacious rectangular interior is best known for its ancient, well-preserved murals and paintings.

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  • 862-03820377

    A Tigray woman carries her child in a beautifully decorated leather carrier on her back.She has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead.The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply religious.

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  • 862-03820370

    The rock hewn church of Abune Yemata in the Gheralta Mountains near Guh is renowned for its truly remarkable murals. Abune Yemata church is reached only by a hazardous ascent with tiny footholds and irregular hand grips.

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    Priests of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church pause at the entrance to the rock hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion.The access to the church is along a narrow cleft between glaring sandstone.

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  • 862-03353961

    A Tigray man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a metal-tipped wooden plough serves his needs. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..

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  • 862-03820368

    Ethiopian Orthodox priests perform the Dance of the Priests to celebrate Timkat, the churchs most important Holy Day. Ethiopia is Africas oldest Christian nation where more than half the population follows the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. During Timkat, priests stand in two rows, facing one another and sway gently as they chant. Attendants hold silk brocade umbrellas to shade them from the sun

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  • 862-03820369

    Ethiopian Orthodox priests lead a procession of faithful into Abraha Atsheba Church to celebrate Timkat, the churchs most important Holy Day. Ethiopia is Africas oldest Christian nation where more than half the population follows the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Priests wear colourful vestments while silk brocade umbrellas shade them from the sun.

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  • 862-03820376

    Fine murals decorate the interior of the rock hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi, a two hour walk from Degum on a plateau of the Gheralta Mountains east of Debretsion.The spacious rectangular interior is best known for its ancient, well-preserved murals and paintings.

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  • 862-03820374

    A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old, beautifully illustrated bible beside the entrance to the rock hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi.The bibles script is Ge ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which is comparable to Latin in the Roman Church.

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  • 862-03353955

    A priest stands outside the rock-hewn church of Abune Yemata in the Gheralta Mountains near Guh.Carved into a cliff face with a sheer drop of 800 to 1,000 feet,the church is reached only by a hazardous ascent with tiny footholds and irregular hand grips. It is renowned for its truly remarkable murals.

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  • 862-03820371

    Deep in thought, an old man with Orthodox cross in hand rests outside the rock hewn church of Abune Yemata in the Gheralta Mountains near Guh.Abune Yemata is reached only by a hazardous ascent with tiny footholds and irregular handgrips.

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    Vector map of Ethiopia with named regions and travel icons

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