How to photograph history
I went to Ethiopia to photograph the amazing history of religious culture in Africa: ancient manuscripts.
Where gods reposed and poets marveled
The small city of Gondar, 2,300 meters high amid the beautiful Simien Mountains near the shining waters of Lake Tana, was once the artistic and cultural heart of Ethiopia.
Searching for the Lost Ark in Ethiopia
In Axum, I come face to face with a last glory of Ethiopian Christianity: the Ark of the Covenant. OK, not the Ark itself, because I have watched Raiders of the Lost Ark, and have no desire to see my face collapse like a melted waxwork.
Feeling small on the Roof of Africa
Ethiopia is known as “The Roof of Africa” as it holds about 80 per cent of all the land in Africa above 3,000 meters.
One of the few places in Africa where snow falls
Hello Ethiopia, where the high Simien Mountains provide a refuge for rare animals such as the ibex, gelada baboon and even the Abyssinian wolf. As one of the few places in Africa where snow falls regularly, the region's harshness has also preserved the traditional lifestyle of a human population whose way of life is now threatened by the growth of the national park.
No one may see the Ark of the Covenant
Hello Ethiopia, home to one of the most ancient and original Christian cultures in the world. Here, the harshness of the Old Testament and the hope of the New co-exist in a mountainous land where poverty is ever present but hospitality is rich. Discover the rock churches of Lalibela and perhaps even the Ark of the Covenant – although no outsider may see it.