Guardians of the Lost Ark — Pilgrims

Image: Ralph Bennett Crignola

Ethiopian pilgrims to holy places wear white.

There is only one man alive who is allowed to see the Ark, but he pays a hefty price for that honor. The previous guardian and senior Aksum priests choose the guardian of the Ark. And once appointed, the guardian must commit to a life of solitude, tending to the relic, praying beside it, and never going further than the small yard that encloses the chapel where it is kept.

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