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theguardian - 24 days ago

Cliff face challenge to rescue Ethiopian church paintings

Conservation experts tackle risky climbs to save art that dates back to the 12th centuryStephen Rickerby and Lisa Shekede need a head for heights. As wall painting conservation experts, they often clamber up scaffolding to view rare surviving images in churches across Britain.But this year they have faced risks that are extreme even by their standards: scaling death-defying heights and sheer cliff faces to reach extraordinary paintings within churches in remote areas of northern Ethiopia. Continue reading...


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