Churches of Ethiopia: The Monastery of Narga Sellase


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Narga Sellase's monastery sits on a tiny islet in the middle of Lake Tana, the great body of water in the centre of the Ethiopian plateau near to the imperial city of Gondar. Founded in 1748, Narga Sellase is one of the constellation of monasteries on the lake. They are the expression of a civilization which since the 4th century has known the Christianity on which its identity is founded. The extraordinary beauty of the natural surroundings and the concentric space of the monastic complex enclose the holiness of the ...

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Frances M

Mar 29, 2011

An excellent book by well-informed writers

This i an excellent book with beautiful photographs of Ethiopian Churches with the emphasis on the Monastery of Narga Sellase. A nice companion to "Crosses of Ethiopia" for people interested in this ancient, historic culture..

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