Art History

Solid Rock Churches

On a high volcanic rock plateau in Ethiopia stands a unique Christian holy site, Lalibela. In the 12th century, a crossed-shaped church called the House of St. George was built by cutting away the surrounding rock to leave a 12 meter by 12 meter cross. It is formed out of a single rock without a single seam. The interior was also hollowed out from rock. Lalibela has eleven stone churches, which are connected by tunnels. They were built by a ruler named King Lalibela in the 12th century.
from World Heritage Site UNESCO

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Awesome aerial pictures of Africa (which lead to this discovery)
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Lalibela Church by Michael Poliza

Travel Video on Youtube showing various angles and countryside.

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