Yeha- 6th century Aba Aftse Church

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Yeha, situated about 50 km northeast of Axum, served as the capital of a pre-Axumite empire for centuries prior to being usurped by Axum ~100BC.  It became the center of a monastic Christian community in the early 6th century. In this picture, the priest is holding a 800 year old Bible.
Yeha, situated about 50 km northeast of Axum, served as the capital of a pre-Axumite empire for centuries prior to being usurped by Axum ~100BC. It became the center of a monastic Christian community in the early 6th century. In this picture, the priest is holding a 800 year old Bible.
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