John Walt
John Walt is a multi medium storyteller, designer, strategist and filmmaker.
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Ethiopian Rock Churches

The Ethiopian region of Tigray is home to some of the most awe inspiring man made structures in the world. High in the mountains of the region are over 130 churches, many built between the 4th and 10th century. Some are hewn by hand from the solid rock sides of mountains and others build of stacked stones. These churches are not merely a relic of days gone by, many are still in use to this day. John traveled to Ethiopia in 2018 and had the privilege of capturing some of the rich history of these churches.

Abuna Yemata Guh is situated at an elevation of 8,460 ft. It can only be accessed on foot.

Abuna Yemata Guh is situated at an elevation of 8,460 ft. It can only be accessed on foot.

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The priests make the treacherous climb from their village to the church daily in the dark at 4am.

The priests make the treacherous climb from their village to the church daily in the dark at 4am.

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