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Ethiopia Lalibela, land of 11 churches that don’t stand on iron bars or cement, but only rock

Ethiopia Lalibela

Ethiopia is a part Of African Continent. Most of the Ethiopian history marks the rule of monarchs. It is a country that is totally landlocked and has no water bodies around its borders. It has countries like Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea as its neighbors.

Ethiopia has been an abode for Christians for a long time. The most significant site for pilgrimage in Ethiopia is Lalibela. It is place with a historic monument. A single huge rock was hewn to make 11 churches out of it. It’s a place that one must see, if on a visit to Lalibela. This one rock was shaped, chiseled and crafted to form eleven churches. These Churches are also popular as, Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela. Besides having historical importance these churches also present architectural significance.

Ethiopia LalibelaAbout Lalibela

Archaeologists and everyone who knows about the town, wonders who really built the churches, but the orthodox Christians of Ethiopia have a totally different take on this. They say that the Angels played a part in it.

Lalibela is a place located in highlands of Ethiopia. This town was ruled by Lalibela of Zagwe Dynasty. These churches were taken over by the orthodox christians of Ethiopia, and weren’t abandoned even after years. The sculpture is 800 years old and still these churches are deemed as sacred places of worship and receive huge number of pilgrims each year.

Pilgrimage and history of Rocky Churches

The churches occupy more than 60 acres of land, largest covering 8000 square feet of land. According to the Christian’s who look after the Lalibela churches, the place attracts hundreds of devotees. When air travel was not a thing, people used to spend months in travel. They even walked on empty stomachs to please God. As per pilgrims, the place has a special place in their hearts and they think that going to extremes can please their God and make him trust their devotion.

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