Friday, February 23, 2007


Inside the 12th century C.E. Beta Maryam church at Lalibela, Ethiopia, on an arch, there is a Hexagram around a Maltese-style cross. 
Picture is courtesy of mszmpkb from Flickr.


Lucian said...

I saw a movie several months ago on HBO. It was about an Ethiopian Jewish boy severed from his mother at a very young age, and who constantly tried to find her again. He was adopted by an Israeli Jew into his family. When the Ethiopian Jews fled into Holy Land because of the severe conditions in their own land, he befrended an old Ethiopian Rabbi, to help him send letters to his mother. In the time passed, they become like father and son (beside his own adoptive father). He also courts and marries this girl, who's father, a very traditional Jew, is very much against their union, because he thinks that he's not Jewish enough for his daughter. There's a haunting music-theme throughout the entire movie and the end let's you somehow not knowing what actually happens.

IF YOU BY ANY CHANCE HAVE ANY IDEEA WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, OR HAVE MAYBE EVEN SEEN OR HEARD OF THIS MOVIE PLEASE BE SO KIND AND TELL ME ITS NAME. I don't know its name and I haven't been able to find it out by any means whatsoever that were available to me, and I really liked the movie like a lot, but not knowing its name, I'm unable to get my filthy little hands on it.


zeevveez said...

On the arch "of the ceiling of the rock-hewn church of Saint Mary's...can be seen a stylized croix pattée contained within a Star of David - a most unusual symbol in a Christian place of worship, but one to which it is known that the Knights Templar were particularly attached.
Graham Hancock, The Sign and the Seal