Africa, Ethiopia, Lalibela, Lalibela and it's rock-hewn Churches rank among the greatest relgio-historical sites not only in Africa, but in the world, Church Priest in Bet Merkorios holding the Giant Merkorios Cross by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Africa, Ethiopia, Lalibela, Lalibela and it's rock-hewn Churches rank among the greatest relgio-historical sites not only in Africa, but in the world, Church Priest in Bet Merkorios holding the Giant Merkorios Cross

Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian. The layout and names of the major buildings in Lalibela are widely accepted, especially by the local clergy, to be a symbolic representation of Jerusalem
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