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Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia
« on: June 28, 2013, 08:07:57 AM »
Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia
From Errol Barnett, CNN
June 27, 2013 -- Updated 0951 GMT (1751 HKT)

Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) -- It's 4 o'clock on a Sunday morning when a trail of figures dressed in white emerges from the deep darkness. Quietly, the summoned crowd makes its way down a cluster of ancient structures as the slow beat from traditional skin drums beckons.

It's a common scene here in Lalibela, a small town in northern Ethiopia that's home to 11 spectacular churches carved both inside and out from a single rock some 900 years ago. The chiseled creations have turned this mountain town into a place of pride and pilgrimage for worshipers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, attracting 80,000 to 100,000 visitors every year


http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/27/travel/rock-churches-lalibela-ethiopia/?hpt=hp_c5
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Re: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 02:09:50 AM »
Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia
From Errol Barnett, CNN
June 27, 2013 -- Updated 0951 GMT (1751 HKT)

Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) -- It's 4 o'clock on a Sunday morning when a trail of figures dressed in white emerges from the deep darkness. Quietly, the summoned crowd makes its way down a cluster of ancient structures as the slow beat from traditional skin drums beckons.

It's a common scene here in Lalibela, a small town in northern Ethiopia that's home to 11 spectacular churches carved both inside and out from a single rock some 900 years ago. The chiseled creations have turned this mountain town into a place of pride and pilgrimage for worshipers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, attracting 80,000 to 100,000 visitors every year


http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/27/travel/rock-churches-lalibela-ethiopia/?hpt=hp_c5

If you have netflix there is a really cool documentary on the lost kingdoms of Africa and the second episode of the series is on Ethiopia and they have alot of cool stuff in there on Ethiopian Christianity. They have a lot of cool stuff on the rock churches in it.
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Re: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 09:59:52 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJfbtupcGbs

A classic.

I think that's part of the same documentary series I was speaking of. It's pretty cool I highly recommend it if you have netflix