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Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

CountryEthiopia
Date of Inscription1978
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/18

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.

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Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Birr (ETB)
Language: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic
Time Zone: UTC+3

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