Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Stopping At Yeha, Ethiopia

Yeha is a tiny town past Adwa in northern Ethiopia, about a 45 minute drive from Axum. There's not much there except for the Temple of Yeha, Ethiopia's oldest structure. It's a roofless ruin at the moment, but restoration is underway. The temple dates to 700 BC.

Come on in.

Once inside, check out the drainage system and the layout of the temple. An altar, baths, there's a full arrangement to see.

The temple was re-dedicated as a church in 600 AD and there are graves scattered about the property.

There's also a church museum next door, filled with old artifacts.

And a nice gentleman there to show you the good book.

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