Ethiopia:The Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela – Photo Essay

Bete Gabriel-Raphael, Lalibela, Ethiopia

 

This photo essay and description depicting “The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela”   were submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

 

Lalibela is located on 2630 m of altitude, in the highlands of central Ethiopia, and is home to one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Rock-Hewn Churches of King Lalibela. The churches had been built in the 12th and 13th century and they are still holy places for the Ethiopian-Orthodox people. During fasting time, in august, immense numbers of pilgrims come to the churches, from all over the country to celebrate, fast, participate in mass and donate their prayers. Priests, monks and nuns, some of them living as hermits, in the caves, at the churches, are discussing the bible, which is written in Ge`ez, the “Ethiopian Latin”.

 

This photo essay and description depicting “The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela”   were submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

 
 

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Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

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Bete Gabriel Raphael, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Gabriel Raphael, Lalibela, Ethiopia

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Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia

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Gebete - Prayers, Rock-Hewn Church of Bete Medhane Alem, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Gebete – Prayers, Rock-Hewn Church of Bete Medhane Alem, Lalibela, Ethiopia

 

This photo essay and description depicting “The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela” were submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

 

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