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Rock-cut Churches of Lalibela
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Rock-cut Churches of Lalibela

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Ethiopia
Description:
The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Rock-cut Churches of Lalibela", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.