|We spent 3 days in Northern|
Ethiopia with the Moses'. We
visited Gondar, the capital of
Ethiopia in 1674.
We saw the Debre Berhan
Sellassie Church built there
in 1674 by Emperor Eyasu.
|The shape is supposed to represent Noah's Ark. It is the only|
church of 44 in Gondar that wasn't burned in the 1888 attack of
the Mahdist Dervishes from Sudan. It is said that bees swarmed
against the Muslim looters every time they tried to burn it.
Murals cover the walls
inside the church and
faces with winged angels
are painted between the
|They use chanting sticks, tsinatsil(rattles)|
and drums. There is a lot of symbolism,
A few stones inside the hollow drums
represent stones left in the empty tomb.