Remarkable temple

Mary Beth pointed me to this tweet a couple weeks ago because of a specific location we visit in TASMAKAT.

What makes Abuna Yemata Guh particularly notable is the challenging ascent required to reach it. Pilgrims and visitors must hike up a steep and narrow footpath, navigating rugged terrain and exposed ledges. The ascent involves scrambling up the cliff face, sometimes using ropes for support. This arduous journey symbolizes a spiritual pilgrimage, testing the devotion and commitment of those seeking solace and connection with their faith.

This really is remarkable! Click through and read the rest of the extended tweet. Would you climb up there? Barring knee and other joint issues, I would. A temple carved with this much effort deserves going to some trouble to reach it.

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3 thoughts on “Remarkable temple”

  1. I enjoyed looking at the Celtic knot-esqe border work – it’s a beautiful site, and I imagine its inaccessibility has helped preserve it so well.

  2. I watched a documentary on this place! What a fascinating place to put a temple; I can only imagine how much work went into creating it. It gives Isaiah’s ‘mountain of the Lord’s house’ an entirely literal twist.

  3. EC, do you happen to know the name of that documentary? Because that sounds really interesting.

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