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Rock-Hewn Churches
Rock-Hewn Churches

Rock-Hewn Churches

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Religious Centre, Landmark
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Lalibela 1260, Ethiopia
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The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. ... Read more
Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

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Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia are an amazing ancient churches of Ethiopia during the 11th century!

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London

1000 year old history that still forms the centre of daily life for the local people. Grand and unique enough to be a world wonder but still curiously unknown to most tourists. A special moment.

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London

The most famous sights of Ethiopia, the UNESCO protected 12th Century churches are carved into steep stone sides. Navigate a network of trenches and alcoves to get into each narrow hollow dingy altar to witness religious rituals. Elderly faces wrapped in white muslin cloth, creased like walnut shells, sway in prayer. Robed priests bear precious ceremonial crosses and bells toll. ‘Bet Medhane Alam’ is the largest rock-hewn monolithic building in the world.

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etyopiya has many historica plse this is lalibela its one of thim its hav 12 charchis at the iner part chak it yo like it its butiful

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Vancouver

Hand carved and ancient, some are still in use. A unique place on earth. Go.

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The historical highlight of our trip to northern Ethiopia. The rock-hewn churches are world class and are the one must-see from our trip. Reminiscent of Petra but very special in their own right. These churches are unlike anything I have seen elsewhere.

The northwest and southeast groups are equally stunning. Bring shoes that are easy to take on / off and don't forget your flashlight.

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Addis Ababa

Worth Visiting this amazing rock hewn churches

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Mekele

it's an amazing place

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