Just the Pictures (Ethiopia) Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. Statue in front of the “Red Terror” Martyrs Memorial Museum. “Adefres”, a homemade duplicating machine used to duplicate underground leaflets against the Derg regime. “Wofelala”, a typical torture technique used by the Derg. Painting showing the Derg regime torturing an individual. Skulls of the martyrs, murdered by the Derg. Holy Trinity Cathedral, where Emperor Haile Selassie I is entombed. Front view of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The African Union’s headquarters. Another view of the African Union. Street in Addis Ababa. National Museum of Ethiopia with a cannon used by Emperor Menelik II at the Battle of Adwa (1896) in the foreground. Replica of Lucy, a 3.2 million year old Australopithecus afarensis. Partial skull of Australopithecus boisei. Partial skull of Homo rhodesiensis. One of the earliest known fossils of Homo sapiens at 160,000 years old. Weapons of Emperor Tewodros (1855-1868), with a shield made out of elephant hide in the center. Closeup of the ceremonial hat of “Ligaba” (“Minister of the Palace”). Crown of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Limestone altar from the 5th-4th centuries BC. Painting of the Holy Trinity. Traditional Ethiopian painting. Statue of the “Lion of Judah”. A throne of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Makeshift hookah. Collection of Christian crosses. Wheelbarrow full of bananas. St. George’s Cathedral. Another view of St. George’s Cathedral. Parishioners waiting outside faithfully until mass is completed. Procession of priests (including the caretaker of the Ark of the Covenant – he is seated in a covered chair and being carried away) with a crowd watching. Slums in Addis Ababa. Flying over some interesting landscaping in Ethiopia. Ethiopia looking an awful lot like southern Utah. Stone huts in Axum. Belltower of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, in the background. Chapel of the Tablet – where the Ark of the Covenant is kept (supposedly). Angle-view of the Chapel of the Tablet. Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Closeup of the belltower of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Stelae in the Northern Stelae Field. The Obelisk of Axum (twenty-four meters tall). The toppled “Great Stele” (thirty-three meters tall). Tomb of the False Door (also known as the “Tomb of Remhai”). Inside the Tomb of the False Door. Corridor connected to tombs underneath the Northern Stelae Field. Camel parked on the side of the road in Axum. Dirt road in the northern part of Axum. Creek through pastures north of Axum. Stone walls in Axum. Looking toward the Northern Stelae Field and Axum from halfway-up Bete Giorgis. Fallen tree on the path up Bete Giorgis. Church of Arbuta Emsasa. The ruins of Dingur. Walking around inside the ruins of Dingur. Gudit Stelae Field. Another view of the Gudit Stelae Field. Ethiopian dry red wine, produced in the Zeway Valley. Ethiopian Orthodox religious figures in front of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Inside the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Fresco inside the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Side view of the Chapel of the Tablet. Chapel of the Tablet, seen from the adjacent monastery. The front of the monastery by the Chapel of the Tablet. Inside the monastery. Painting of the Timkat celebration in Axum. Front view of the Chapel of the Tablet, seen from the invisible line that no foreigner may cross. The man (and the AK-47) assigned to guard the Chapel of the Tablet. Entrance to Gebre’s tomb. Inside Gebre’s tomb. Looking up at the entrance stairs inside Kaleb’s tomb. The stone sarcophagi inside Kaleb’s tomb. Terraced fields north of Axum. Remains of a tree in the arid Ethiopian countryside. Walled stone dwelling. Looking up at a hill on the way to the Abba Panteleon monastery. The Abba Panteleon monastery perched on top of the hill in the distance. Dirt road lined with stone walls through the farmlands. Stone hut with a thatched roof. Closer view of the Abba Panteleon monastery. The Ethiopian countryside with mountains seen far away in the haze.