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Pilgrimage to Ethiopia’s 12th-century iconic churches

6 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jenna Belhumeur, Aljazeera
The 11 medieval churches hewn from solid, volcanic rock in the heart of Ethiopia were built on the orders of King Lalibela in the 12th century. Lalibela set out to construct a “New Jerusalem” in Africa after Muslims conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
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