Skip to comments.In Ethiopia, an Adrenaline-Filled Act of Faith
Posted on 08/25/2014 7:44:10 PM PDT by marshmallow
Ethiopias little-known churches
With their sheer cliffs, surreal rock formations and vertical spires, northern Ethiopias Gheralta Mountains recall stretches of the southwestern United States red desert landscape. The primary difference: perched high and tucked away into these mountain cliffs are some of the countrys least visited rock-hewn Ethiopian Orthodox cave churches, some of which are more than 1,000 years old.
The Gheralta cluster, located in Tigray Province, includes more than 30 structures. Although local legend claims that these churches date to between the 4th and 6th Centuries, historians believe that they were more likely built from the 9th to 12th Centuries. That, and its location, makes the Gheralta cluster the geographic and artistic midpoint between the early Ethiopian Orthodox centres of Aksum, built from the 4th to 10th Centuries in the north, and Lalibela, from the 12th to 13th Centuries, further south.
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Good find, thanks!
Ethiopia = one of the OLDEST Christian Countries on earth - and ALSO under Islamic Attack.
That’s incredible. Thanks for posting.
I love this stuff. Too bad BBC publishes it though. The Muzzies can’t tolerate it. It will soon be desecrated and ruined if they have their way.
But President Ubama swears their call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world.
They have been fighting Islamic attackers for decades—Still they survive. The last battle using edged weapons was fought here when Arabs attacked. We should be helping them.