The Kidane Mehret Church in Shimejana, Eritrea 🇪🇷 was build around 100 AD and represents a rare surviving example of late Axumite architecture. It's one of the oldest churches in the world and it was continuously used until the 1970s when a new church was build nearby. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #eri#eritrean #eritreans #medribahri #aksum #axum #eritreanbeauty #habesha #habeshaculture #eritreanculture #eth#ethiopianculture #ethiopianhistory #eritreanhistory #eritrea #ethiopia #somalia #sudan #djibouti #pancushite #hamiticfamily #hornofafrica #northeastafrica #eastafrica #africa #afrika #history #ancientchurch #africanhistory #church #christianity
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Chiesa madre di San Nicola patrono di Squinzano (Lecce). Sorge sui resti di un luogo di culto dedicato al Santo del xll secolo.La chiesa attuale è stata realizzata tra il 1590 e il 1612.La facciata rinascimentale è in pietra di carparo.Il portale d ingresso con cornice in pietra leccese e del 1612. #salento#art#architectur#sculptur#arterinascimentale#pugliadamare#church#tredicesimosecolo#ancientchurch#faith#sannicola#travelwithus#guidaturisticadelsalento#loveart#pietraleccese#travelusalocal#
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Saint Severin in the Latin quarter in #paris #catholic #ancientchurch #france🇫🇷
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Abba Yohani is a church and monastery built into a cliff side in a remote part of the Tigrai region of Ethiopia. It is far from the more well-known tourist-saturated areas. It is located near the village of Tembein where life goes on much as it has for the past 1600 years. Donkeys are used for transporting goods and most tools and similar items are manufactured by local craftsmen. The social and spiritual center of this village is the church where mass is held and infants are baptized in order to be inducted into the parish community. During mass, traditional Ethiopian hymns are sung and readings are made from the Bible and from prayer books.⁣ ⁣ As one attends mass in this little isolated rock church, one gets the impression that little has changed there since Christianity was first introduced to Ethiopia during the 4th century. The church represents an echo of early Christianity and is particularly unique in that it presents a version of Christianity that is non-western and relatively untouched by Greco-Roman thought.⁣ ⁣ Since Abba Yohani is built high on a cliff, it is difficult to access. This hearkens back to a time when churches were under threat and had to be built in remote, easily defended places. Beginning in the Middle Ages, Christian Ethiopia began to experience aggression from Muslim neighbors. At one point in the 10th century, an Ethiopian empress converted to Judaism and tried to suppress Christianity and implement Judaism as the state religion. She ordered the burning and destruction of many churches. Because of this, many Ethiopian Christians felt the need to escape into the highlands in order to practice their religion freely. ⁣ ⁣ Follow @thehumanoriginproject⁣#humanoriginproject #HOP #abbayohani #tigrai #ethiopia #church #monastery #christianity #middleages #judaism #religion #ancientchurch #ancientmonastery #ancientsite #ancientstructure #ancientknowledge #ancienthistory #historybuff #historyinpictures #historyfacts
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St. Symeon Orthodox Church 3101 Clairmont Avenue Diocese of the South Traveling Birmingham on Sunday Rich liturgical life and apostolic traditions. #1040 #stsymeon #autocephalous #constantinople #alexandria #antioch #orthodoxy #liturgical #apostolic #faith #worship #ancientchurch #spiritual #iconography #domes #crosses #monastictraditions #art #music #pascha #gratitude #mindfulness #throughmylens
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St.George's Forane Church,locally known as Edapally Church is a Catholic pilgrimage church in Edapally,Kochi.Asia's largest shrine to Saint George!It is regarded as one of the oldest churches in Kerala! #kochi #edapally #edapallychurch #kerala #godsowncountry #church #ancient #ancientchurch #heritage #beautiful #mustvisit #travel #myphotography #travelphotography #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #latepost
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