Lalibela - Ethiopia

Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian. Lalibela was intended to be a New Jerusalem in response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims, and many of its historic buildings take their name and layout from buildings in Jerusalem.Located in the Semien Wollo Zone of the Amhara ethnic division, or kilil at 2,500 meters above sea level, Lalibela has a latitude and longitude of 12°01′5

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Des Ta :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalibela How about the pyramids in the Sudan? Not the greeks either. And the universities in Mali?? I could go on and on but people always argue about Egypt. Egyptian history is only highlighted because of it's physical proximity to Europe - and as far as I'm concerned, it is just a tiny part of the big picture.

SARAH W :
"They are beautiful structures. Thanks for sharing."
thedvdiro :
""Egyptian history is only highlighted because of it's physical proximity to Europe" That doesn't make sense because although Egypt is KINDA close to Europe it is still in Africa. Which means ancient Egyptians were more likely to be "black" than "white.""

 

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bizzy
Date: 2008-02-05 13:33:50

Located in the north of the modern province of Wollo in Ethiopia and sorrounded by mountains from all sides, is the top attraction of the region...


davin
Date: 2008-02-05 13:33:50

LALIBELA, Ethiopia (Reuters)- As a stranger draws near, priest Mesganaw Tarkgn whips on an embroidered cape and raises an ancient cross in a picture-perfect pose. He is used to the demands of visitors to one of Ethiopia's holiest sites.


agnivo007
Date: 2008-02-05 13:33:50

Lalibela - une ville sainte oubliee en Ethiopie


Battleweb
Date: 2008-02-05 13:33:50

I will start my trip to Omo after 4 days, after Timkat holiday. Timkat is something special so today I am going to move to Gonder to see celebration. Timkat is celebrated through whole country (well Christian part of the country) but three places attracts more pilgrims than others. Addis Abeba, Gonder, and Lalibela are these three places.




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