Treasure-Keepers, Abba Garima Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2009

Treasure-Keepers, Abba Garima Monastery, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2009

Monks at the treasury of Abba Garima Monastery display the treasure-binding of a deluxe manuscript (presumably 17th-18th c.). Abba Garima Monastery is famous as the home of the oldest book in Ethiopia (not pictured), which has been carbon-dated to the 6th century. It is also the home monastery of the current patriarch, Abuna Paulos.



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