ETHIOPIAN BIBLE IS OLDEST AND MOST COMPLETE ON EARTH

ancient-origine.com - July 2016 World’s first illustrated Christian Bible discovered at Ethiopian monastery The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery. The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have ...

Research uncovers lost African school of painting

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By Martin  Bailey - 22/12/13 Analysis of illuminated gospels suggests that first Christian manuscript art may have come from Ethiopia. Evidence has emerged for a previously unknown school of painting in sub-Saharan Africa that may have been responsible for the earliest Christian paintings in manuscripts. New research suggests that illuminations in two Ethiopian gospels dating back 1,500 ...