Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Streaming Video - 2012
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Could Ethiopia have been founded by the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba? In this program art historian Gus Casely-Hayford searches for the facts behind the legend by traveling to several important religious sites: Gondar, with its stunning icons; Lalibela, a cluster of 11 churches carved from single blocks of stone; remote Debre Damo monastery; Axum, allegedly home to the Ark of the Covenant; and finally, to a pre-Christian temple where inscriptions in ancient Sabaean - the language spoken by the people of Sheba - provide a tenuous link to the biblical queen. Casely-Hayford also talks with an Eastern Orthodox patriarch and goes to bustling, Muslim Harar as part of the quest to find cultural expressions that link modern Ethiopia to its ancient past.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.

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