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Lalibela Rock Churches

Each of the 12 Lalibela Rock Churches has its own significant style and all are superbly carved out of the pink granite mountains of Lasts.

The story goes that King Lalibela (for whom the area was named) was visited by angels who told him to build the intricate rock city presented to him in a vision.

You could say that he did such a good job that the entire area is a sculpture dedicated to the glory of God.

The churches are well preserved and many still show signs of the original 13th century paintings adorning the interior.

Why do the Lalibela Rock Churches?

Historic Ethiopia Churches 13th Century paintings Very well preserved Carved from granite

 

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