Simien Mountains: On foot through one of Ethiopia’s remotest regions

Simien Mountains: The description “biblical” doesn’t legitimately apply to much these days. But in the Simien Mountains of northern Ethiopia, German photojournalist Mario Gerth encountered lives so ancient and remote he described the scenes as being reminiscent of the Old Testament.

Mario trekked more than 350 miles by foot and donkey through the Simien Mountains, one of the Africa’s remotest regions. He found monks praying with 600-year-old Bibles, parishioners climbing hours to worship in rock-cut churches and farmers, and shepherds whose methods haven’t changed in thousands of years – drama and beauty of the highest order. View his Simien Mountains photos, then let us know what you think of his work in a comment below.

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See more work from Mario Gerth on one.org here and visit his website to view his extensive coverage of African tribes and culture.

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