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July 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Lifestyle

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

July 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Lifestyle

The site has 11 spectacular medieval churches that were carved from a single volcanic rock some 900 years ago — telegraph.co.uk

Lalibela

Stacked in the heart of Lalibela town, a small village in northern Ethiopia previously known as Roha, are 11 spectacular medieval churches that were carved from a single volcanic rock some 900 years ago.

The magnificent medieval structures have turned the mountain town into a major attraction site over the years for local and international visitors and pilgrims, especially worshipers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

One of the main churches is called “Bet Medhane Alem” — Ashtronort

All the churches at the site are elaborately carved and are underground, connected by tunnels and surrounded by rock-hewn trenches. These rock-hewn churches were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

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