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Tulu Gudo
The Ark of the Covenant

September 15th 2018
The flight from Dubai on Ethiopian was surprisingly comfortable plenty of legroom reasonable food and beverages and good entertainment if only my fellow travellers weren't so over the top it would have been pleasant. I find the Africans I meet extremely friendly almost overly friendly which leads to suspicions that may be totally unwarranted, but I am more cautious than I would like to be ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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19th October 2018

Tulu Gudo
What a fascinating monastery...on a concrete plinth with a corrugated roof and adorned with the paintings on the exterior. Were there paintings also inside in say inner concentric corridors? The original Ark of the Covenant is reputedly in Axum so I find Tulu Godo's claim interesting. Maybe they meant a replica which many monasteries claim. Your comments regarding political power issues were interesting as well.
10th November 2018

Tulu Godo
The Ark "was" there for a time before being moved further north - I couldn't get into the monastery as it was closed on the day we visited

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