Skip to comments.The Amazing Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia
Posted on 05/18/2014 7:25:10 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
WHAT? I thought. Where is this?!
And so began my research into the fantastic rock-cut underground churches in Lalibela.
In the twelfth century, King Lalibela, a member of the Zagwe dynasty which had seized the throne of Ethiopia around 1000 A.D., sought support from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. To garner support, he commissioned a series of twelve extraordinary churches in the small town of Roha (now renamed Lalibela). He hoped to create a New Jerusalem, a pilgrimage site for Christians who could not make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
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Nelson De Mille’s latest book, The Quest, takes place largely in Ethopia and goes into the Christian history there. Really quite interesting and surprising to me.
Besides, I love every single one of his books.
Yes it is. Thanks for posting it.
Wow! Amazing. Thanks for posting.
I would absolutely love to visit Ethiopia’s holy sights some day. Any Freepers have experience there?
These are amazing! I have several Ethiopian friends whom I met while working in Northern Iraq. Superbly good people and solid Christians with big hearts. The spicy traditional dishes for me were great. I have not been to Ethiopia, but aspire to visit and explore. Some years ago BBC did a special called the ‘Lost Kingdoms of Africa”. A segment on Ethiopia, which included these amazing churches and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfhWnPeG8g