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The Flight to Egypt

There are several things in this picture that you may find interesting.

For instance the fourth person, the girl walking at the back. Her name is Salome (for more information read the original text from TBOTSaints).

About the woven basket she is carrying on her head a lot can also be told.

In the European pictures of the flight Mary is seen riding a donkey. Is this riding-animal a donkey? Or why is it not? (for more information on riding a donkey in Ethiopia, read the original text).

The last element I shall deal with is Mary nursing baby Jesus, while she is riding.

For more information on this Ethiopian tradition and its background read the original text.


Look at the picture from the church Uhra Kidane Mehret, where more is being told about the events during the flight.