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Debre Berhan Selassie Church In Gonder . Panorama Of The Interior Of The Church ...

Debre Berhan Selassie Church In Gonder . Panorama Of The Interior Of The Church  ...

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Description: Debre Berhan Selassie Church in Gonder . Panorama of the interior of the church is covered with paintings showing stories from the old and the new testament as well as miracles from different saints . The paintings are painted on a fabric , which was glued to the wall . Unique is the ceiling with more than 100 faces of angels looking down on the believers . All persons are of black skin and african hairstyle . Debre Berhan Selassie Church is considered to be the most beautiful example of ethiopian religious art of the 18th century . Nearly all churches of this region have been destroyed as marauding islamic troops supporting the Mahdi invaded Gonder area from Sudan around 1880 . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , Gonder , September 2010

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