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All Eyes on Waldeba Monastery

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 24, 2012

The Franco-German public-service cultural television channel, “arte” just broadcasted a film about the famous Ethiopian monastery, Waldeba. This fascinating video about the monastery of “Waldeba” in northern Ethiopia depicts the lives of around 1000 monks and hermits.  Last year, the monastery opened its gates to foreign camera crews for the first time.  The privilege of shooting this film had French filmmaker, Jean-Louis Saporito and researcher François Le Cadre.

The 1500-year-old Christian manuscript, “The HYPERLINK “”Abouna GaHYPERLINK “”rima GospelHYPERLINK “”sHYPERLINK “”,  the world’s oldest Christian book that could only be touched by the monks was displayed in its entirety for  the very first time.


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