Saturday, 1 October 2016

Ethiopia's wonders of the world

Ethiopia is bursting with ancient churches - it's the world's oldest Christian country after Armenia - but one place stands out. At Lalibela Ethiopia's medieval kings created a series of churches, not by building them from the ground up but by carving them from solid rock. The largest churches are 15m high (which meant cutting 15m down through hard volcanic rock); some have been worn down by time but others remain in superb condition almost 1000 years later. 

Bet Gyorgis (St George) is the most famous of Lalibela's carved churches

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