Wall, Sabean Temple, Yeha, Tigray, Ethiopia, October 2007

Wall, Sabean Temple, Yeha, Tigray, Ethiopia

Perhaps this is not the most exciting photograph you have seen, but it is of a most remarkable building–the Sabean temple at Yeha, contemporary with the nearby tower (the oldest standing structure in Ethiopia) and built to an exacting standard, with hand-cut blocks cut so regular that they fit together without mortar, leaving too little room between them to shove a dime. A really splendid piece of craftsmanship.


Incidentally, I found the cable in my camera bag–right where it should have been, had I not empied out all the camera equipment to the shelf where it lives when I am not travelling.

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