Lake Tana, Azuwa Maryam Monastery

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Published on May 8, 2014

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PowerPoint Presentation: ETHIOPIA Lake Tana Azuwa Maryam Monastery 18 PowerPoint Presentation: Lake Tana is Ethiopia's largest lake and famous for the churches and monasteries on 20 of the lake's 37 islands. Located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands, the lake is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,788 meters. The Lake is known as the home of the Monasteries founded on some of the 20 of its 37 Islands. The thatch roof atop the church at Azuwa Maryam helps make it the best looking church on Zege (currently Bete Maryam is the only other church with thatch), though its paintings and small museum are more ordinary. Don’t miss the religious school for priests and deacons here. LAKETANA PowerPoint Presentation: The Lake has been formed by volcanic activity, blocking the course of inflowing rivers in the early Pleistocene times circa 5 million years ago. PowerPoint Presentation: Papyrus boat-making — once a vital activity that has built fleets and shaped the course of empires — now only exists as a sustained part of a local economy here, on Lake Tana, just off Bahir Dar in northwest Ethiopia. “Bahir Dar” literally means “by the sea.” The term can also describe a big lake, and that fits Lake Tana. Covering more than 3,000 square kilometers, Lake Tana is by far the largest body of water in Ethiopia. PowerPoint Presentation: Azuwa Maryam is a two-minute walk from the landing; the same landing used for Ura Kidane Meret PowerPoint Presentation: Many of the churches and monasteries of Lake Tana are very famous cultural museums because of their beautiful mural paintings and many other valuable treasures such as varieties of crosses, crowns, costumes of Kings, illuminated manuscripts, mummified bodies and remains of several Ethiopia Emperors in wooden coffins and glass boxes the "qene mehlet", the outer corridor PowerPoint Presentation: the "qene mehlet", the outer corridor PowerPoint Presentation: the "qene mehlet", the outer corridor PowerPoint Presentation: the Lake Tana churches have three spaces: • the outer corridor, the "qene mehlet", accessible to anyone; • an inner circular corridor called the "qiddist" which is used by the worshippers at mass; and • the holiest room, the "maqdas" in which the "tabot" - a stone tablet with the 10 commandments and where only priests may enter. the "qene mehlet", the outer corridor PowerPoint Presentation: Lake Tana has thirty-seven islands, twenty of which are home to churches and monasteries. Some of them dated back to the 13th century and many others are dated from the 14th century to the Gonderine period of the 17th and 18th centuries. PowerPoint Presentation: The inner circular corridor called the "qiddist“ is used by the worshippers at mass PowerPoint Presentation: The Lake Tana area was important in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in view of its role in maintaining the Christian faith against contemporary pressures, and the rise of the Solomonic Dynasty which patronized the building of churches and monasteries. PowerPoint Presentation: Many of the earliest manuscripts and precious examples of ecclesiastical art as well as royal objects were safely stored in their treasuries. At the same time, new religious arts were developed and displayed in the churches. PowerPoint Presentation: The oldest of these forty or so churches have their origins in the fourteenth century. They reflect the native building tradition in their round shape, materials and building techniques. PowerPoint Presentation: The monasteries are traditionally built in the old style, being round. PowerPoint Presentation: Seven of the most accessible and representative of these churches, still serving their original function, have been selected by UNESCO for the international campaign: Kebran Gabriel, Ura Kidane Mehret, Narga Selassie, Daga Estifanos, Medhane Alem of Rema, Kota Maryam and Mertola Maryam. PowerPoint Presentation: Sound : Byzantine chant - Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Sanda Negru ţ iu Daniel Scrãdeanu Alin Samochis Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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