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Lalibela, Ethiopia: a Christian church hewed out of solid stone eight centuries ago

Lalibela Church, Ethiopia The town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia is renowned for 12 Christian churches that were hewed out of solid stone some 800 years ago. The most stunning is Bieta Giyorgis, shown here, a massive monolith 40 feet meters) tall,

Stunning. // street of Harar. Ethiopia by courregesg, via Flickr

An Ethiopian woman painted her doorway purple and wears a purple hijab to celebrate Purple Hijab Day in Harar, Ethiopia. Muslim and non-Muslims around the globe observe the second Saturday in February as a time for prayer and hosting activities/workshops

Orgue, chorale, ou gospel, comment choisir la musique qui rythmera sa cérémonie catholique?

Choisir la musique de sa cérémonie de mariage catholique

Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark Inside and out = wow. From the submitter: “ Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ethiopia Lalibella, rock-hewn churches.

World Heritage Rock-Hewn Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.

rock church of abba yohani; tigray, ethiopia

Rock church of Abba Yohani - Tigray, Ethiopia [© Mitchell Kanashkevich Photography,

Monolithic Christian Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Africa, Lalibela, Ethiopia’s rock-hews church

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Church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia - Pilgrims at the entrance of a rock- hewn church

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Lalibela is one of the stops in Ethiopia during an upcoming tour led by Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. (Photo: Flickr)

Ancient Bed Rock Church of St. George located in Lalibela. The church is carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross. It is known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. How it was built is still a mystery. It's not the Holy Land, but some peopl