BUILDING WONDERS Kirche Lalibela, Ethiopia

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two people are standing in an alleyway with shoes on the ground and one person is sitting down
Gänge zwischen den Felsenkirchen, Lalibela, Äthiopien
two pictures side by side, one with an open pit and the other with a maze in it
Lalibela, The Mysterious Wonder The small town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: eleven rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. The church is literally anchored in the earth
an old building built into the side of a cliff
LOOK: The World's 50 Wildest Churches
LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 19: Visitors walk past Bete Giyorgis, also called St. George's Church, at the Lalibela holy sites on March 19, 2013 in Lalibela, Ethiopia. Lalibela is among Ethiopia's holiest of cities and is distinguished by its 11 churches hewn into solid rock that date back to the 12th century.
an old brick building with steps leading up to the top and sky in the background
Bet Giyorgis Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
Bet Giyorgis Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia | Man-Made Structures That Will Fry Your Brain
an old building with steps leading up to the top and side walls that have been painted yellow
Lalibela Monolithic Rock-cut Churches
Lalibela is a mountainous area in Ethiopia famous for its peculiar complex of twelve religious constructions built probably in the 12th or 13th century.
an old building in the middle of some trees and grass with a blue kite hanging from it's side
Lalibela, Ethiopa, Rock-Hewn Churches - World Archaeology
High in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, Lalibela is one of the most important pilgrimage places of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Lalibela is famed for its 11 Medieval churches, all of which are hewn into the rock. These exceptional buildings are said to have been built during the 25 year reign of King Lalibela
the light shines through two windows in an old stone building with sunlight coming from them
Postcard from Lalibela
Lalibela, Ethiopia || Photo by David duChemin
an old building under construction with scaffolding around it
Beta Emmanuel - Lalibela
Beta Emmanuel (Church of Saint Emmanuel) is another church cut out of the red volcanic rock in Lalibela, Ethopia. This church is linked to the courtyard of another church called Beta Mekurios by a 35 metre long tunnel. Cool to walk through with a little torch. Beta Emmanuel has the most intricate external ornamentation of all the churches in Lalibela.
the light at the end of the tunnel is coming out from behind the rock wall
Lalibela
Lalibela
two people are sitting in the doorways of an adobe - style building, surrounded by red rock formations
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Lalibela, Ethiopia.
an old building with steps leading up to it and a person standing in the doorway
Priest at rock-hewn church - Lalibela Ethiopia 95 sc0104
Rock-hewn church - Lalibela Ethiopia
a person standing in front of some steps with a white robe and red scarf on
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a large stone structure sitting on top of a dirt hill
Bet Giyorgis Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
Bet Giyorgis Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
black and white photograph of an old building in the middle of nowhere, with several small windows
Mythology of Blue
Cristina Garcia Rodero, Lalibela, Bet Gabriel-Rufael church, Ethiopia
a large group of people standing in front of a building with an archway between them
pilgrims at mass at Bet Maryam rock hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
pilgrims at mass at Bet Maryam rock hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
an old building sitting on top of a cliff
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Lalibela in Ethiopia to see the churches cut into the ground (they didn't dig a hole and build the churches in the hole, they dug the churches)
a cross on the ground in a dark room
Bet Mercurios, Lalibela, Ethiopia
a stone structure in the middle of a desert with trees and buildings in the background
Lalibela, Ethopia, Church in the rock
stairs lead up to a small cave in the side of a rock wall with a door
Photos from Pico Iyer's Ethiopia
ANGELS IN ETHIOPIA It took them–with some help from masons from Syria, Greece, and India–23 years to construct the marvel that is Lalibela, a complex of eleven 700-year-old beneath-ground churches carved entirely out of red rock. “I weary of writing about these buildings,” noted Francisco Alvares, a sixteenth-century Portuguese priest, “because it seems I shall not be believed.”
an old building with steps leading up to it's top and bottom floors, in the middle of a stone wall
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Rock-Hewn Churches, in Lalibela Ethiopia built by the Knights Templar and was believed to house and protect something VERY SIGNIFICANT to the Judeo-Christian religions until it was moved further underground. I wonder, does it still exist?
two large brick buildings sitting in the middle of a desert area with trees on top
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia - The site contains eleven medieval cave churches from the 13th century.
two people standing on steps in front of an old building
Church in Ethiopia
Africa | Church of St George. Lalibela, Ethiopia. Lalibela's churches carved into the rock were declared a World Heritage site in 1978 | ©Pascal Rateau
an old building sitting on top of a dirt hill
Sacred Sites of Ethiopia and the Arc of the Covenant
- Sacred Sites of Ethiopia The churches of Lalibela are among the most extraordinary architectural creations of human civilization. Each church is sculpted, both inside and out, directly from the living bedrock of the earth
an old castle like structure with many windows and balconies
Ethiopia
Emperor Fasiladas’ palace in the Royal Enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia by witoldosko, via Flickr
the light shines through an arched window into a dark room with stone walls and flooring
Spiritual
From a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
some people are walking around an ancient structure in the middle of a hill side area
Lalibela, Ethiopia
several men sitting on the floor in an old building
pilgrim prays in the church Bet Medhame Alem(Bet Medhane Alem is the monolithic rock-hewn church)lalibela
Pilgrims pray in the church. Bet Medhame Alem (Bet Medhane Alem is the monolithic rock-hewn church) Lalibela- Ethiopia by Anthony Pappone.
an aerial view of a rock structure in the middle of a desert area with trees growing out of it
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stone church Lalibela--amazing! there are 13 of these church all right next to eachother
One of the top places to visit in northern Ethiopia: Lalibela, a UNESCO world heritage site where the churches are carved from the earth. Villa, Kota
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One of the top places to visit in northern Ethiopia: Lalibela, a UNESCO world heritage site where the churches are carved from the earth.