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Ethiopia, Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

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Location Amhara Region, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Coordinates N12 1 45.66 E39 2 25.512
Date of Inscription 1978

Brief Description (http://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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