Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia Hardback

A Guide to the Remote Churches of an Ancient Land

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Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is a land of hidden treasures, and among the greatest are its remote churches, whose richly decorated interiors amaze and astound with their vibrant colours and extraordinary illustration. Yet steeped in ancient legend, and often situated in remote locations, a true appreciation and understanding of these unique churches and their spectacular murals has been restricted to a select few. Now, in Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, Maria-Jose Friedlander provides a unique guide to the churches, their architecture and decoration. Ranging from the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray region to the spectacular timber-built cave church of Yemrehane Krestos, Maria-Jose Friedlander provides detailed descriptions of the wonderful murals and of the stories behind them. Many of the wall paintings contain inscriptions in Ge'ez - the ancient language of Ethiopia - and full translations of these scripts are given. Detailed plans show the exact location of the paintings within the churches and the superb colour photographs by Bob Friedlander show the many aspects of the churches and their decoration in rich detail.

Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in March 2015. The ISBN for Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia is 9781780768168.

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Details for Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia

Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (March 2015)
Number of Pages352
Thickness36 mm
Height246 mm
Width189 mm
Product Code4251091
Page last updated 22nd May 2018
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